Putin is expected to emerge as the sole winner from Kazakhstan’s bloodbath.

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Putin is expected to emerge as the sole victor in Kazakhstan’s bloodbath.

Experts predicted last night that Russia would emerge as the sole winner from the civil unrest that has swept Kazakhstan, a former Soviet republic.

Last night, 2,500 Russian paratroopers led by battle-hardened airborne commander General Andrey Serdiukov, who spearheaded the 2014 invasion of Crimea, appeared to have restored stability.

Following the doubling of the cost of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), which many Kazakhs use to fuel their cars, mass protests erupted a week ago.

Hundreds of people have died since President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev issued orders for troops to shoot to kill.

Kazakhstan, with a population the size of Western Europe, is Central Asia’s largest economy, accounting for % of the region’s GDP thanks to its oil and gas industry.

It also has a lot of minerals.

Despite Tokayev’s claims that the unrest was caused by “foreign-trained terrorists,” discontent has been growing since he took over in 2019 from the so-called “father of the nation,” Nursultan Nazarbayev, who had ruled for nearly 30 years after the country’s independence in 1991.

This is due in part to resentment that the 68-year-old is a member of the same political party as Nazarbayev, as well as the fact that the majority’s living standards aren’t improving, prompting protests whenever vital subsidies are cut.

Any fears in Moscow of a Maiden revolution akin to Ukraine’s are unfounded due to Kazakhstan’s political opposition.

However, internal politics played a role in last week’s unrest, with Tokayev exploiting the situation to bolster his own political position against rival networks led by former dictator Nursultan Nazarbayev, who still wields considerable power.

Karim Massimov, his former intelligence chief, was arrested for treason just yesterday.

Vladimir Putin, on the other hand, has emerged victorious.

This is due in part to resentment that the 68-year-old is a member of the same political party as Nazarbayev, as well as the fact that the majority’s living standards aren’t improving, prompting protests whenever vital subsidies are cut.

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The so-called “Collective Security Treaty Organization,” (CSTO), which includes Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan, called in Russian troops as part of the first intervention.

Russia, ironically, declined to assist Armenia in its war against Azerbaijan in 2021.

Secretary of State Anthony Blinken of the United States questioned the necessity of Russian intervention.

“News from the Brinkwire.”

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