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Karaoke on the Kazakh steppes with Tim Arlott

Tim Arlott is one of Reuters’ greats; that 44-year run will tell you that.

I never worked professionally with Tim, but sharing a karaoke mic on a stage one late evening during an Almaty conference was a treasure. We got a standing O from the vodka-enhanced crowd, though I expected the Rolling Stones to be found dead the next morning in mortification.

Special thanks to Jo Weir for introducing us and to Steve Somerville for bringing me along to the Kazakh steppes. Carry on, Tim! ■