Suspicion of Murder: Meet Former Kazakh Ambassador to Austria

PeopleDiplomats ♦ Published: June 9, 2014; 10:30 ♦ (Vindobona)

Rakhat Aliyev, the former son-in-law of President Nursultan Nazarbayev, has recently been arrested in Vienna, six years after fleeing Kazakhstan following a spectacular fall-out with his father-in-law. What is his background...

Meet Rakhat Aliyev, Former Kazakh Ambassador to Austria / Picture: © Twitter/ @DrRakhatAliyev

Rakhat Mukhtaruly Aliyev (Born on December 10, 1962, in Almaty) served as the First Vice Foreign Minister in the government of Kazakhstan until February 2007 when he was appointed to his second tour as Kazakhstan's Ambassador to Austria.

Until June 2007, Aliyev was married to Dariga Nazarbayeva, the eldest daughter of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

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