Not sure if you heard about it, but recently it was revealed by the Kazakh government would shift from using the Cyrillic alphabet to the Latin one. This has become news in places like the The Guardian and Deutsche Welle.
As a researcher on linguistics anthropology, I think that this is an important movement - Kazakhstan is distancing from his (By the way, which pronoun do you use to refer to countries in English?) USSR Cyrillic-using past. Also interesting is that it is the third Kazakh alphabet - as the language has already used Arabic and Cyrillic letters to express its words graphically.
As a non-Cyrillic user, this transition might help me and other people understand and know some of Kazakh words, causing it to get more speakers (or, at least, people who understand a couple of words and can establish a basic conversation).
I'm posting this here because I want to know what do you think of this movement. LT being a plurilingual, pluricultural community, for sure has some interesting opinions on it. Also, it's a good way to spread the word...