Germans returning to Khazakstan? That's something new. The Germans you are referring to are the Volga Germans all of whom were deported to Khazakstan at the start of WWII. The Volga Germans were the colonists invited to Russia from Cathrine's time. Anyways - most of these Germans were taken back to Germany from Khazakstan in the 90s.
back in 88 most French or Western European didn't have a personal computer either.
Neither did people in America. But these people did.