The world may still be in crisis, but not Kazakhstan—a big exporter of oil and uranium. "President" since 1990 Nursultan Nazarbayev keeps wasting the country's money in ridiculous megalomaniac projects like their 2017 Expo. Naturally, there's plenty of shameless Western architects eager to sell out their principles to become his very own Albert Speer+Partners. Look at the ludicrous projects by some of the world's top studios.

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