In its post-Soviet history, the Kazakh state has reinvented itself as a modern and prosperous Eurasian nation. Geographically, more than 80% of the territory is made up of steppe and desserts. Kazakhstan is 11 times bigger than Romania and has a population of 18 million inhabitants consisted mostly of Kazakhs living with 138 nationalities, including Romanian. It is the ninth largest country in the world and possesses, along with its oil or gas deposits, minerals which cover nearly the entire Mendeleev's periodic table. They are often confused with the Cossacks, although they have no blood ties with them, they are Kazakhs and tell their story in the documentary " Kazakhstan, the country of the great steppe".