Russian political scientist and orientalist Yevgeny Satanovsky gave his vision of what is happening in Kazakhstan. In his opinion, the events in this country are to a large extent inspired by the actions of international terrorists who fought in other "hot spots" in the region.
Satanovsky believes that a similar thing happened in other countries, where forces from outside tried to impose "color revolutions" on the people. But with regard to Kazakhstan, the calculation of these forces was not justified, since President Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev gave the order to restore order with an “iron fist”. The West, on the other hand, routinely blames the authorities for "violating human rights."
It is also no coincidence that protests in Kazakhstan broke out after the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan, as well as on the eve of a Russia-NATO dialogue on security issues.
The political scientist assumes that the West is thus pushing refugees and Islamists to the north - towards the Russian Federation. Thus, an unfavorable development of the situation could lead to the formation of an arc of instability from Astrakhan to Altai, which would weaken Moscow's positions in negotiations with the North Atlantic Alliance.
In this regard, the expert notes the timeliness of the decision to send CSTO troops to Kazakhstan. The success of a coup d'etat in this country could radically change the geostrategic position in the region not in favor of Russia.
If Kazakhstan collapses, then Russia is next in line, so in the current situation we cannot lose
- emphasized Evgeny Satanovsky in an interview with the newspaper LOOK.