Disinfo: NGOs started protests in Kazakhstan


According to statistics, more than 16,000 NGOs in Kazakhstan have received grants from the West in recent years. These were the organisations that held the protests. It is a different issue that as soon as the protests began, the radicals became more active and armed incidents began.


Recurring disinformation which repeats pro-Kremlin approach that NGOs that receive grants from Western institutions organise protests in post-Soviet countries. No evidence is provided to back up the claims that NGOs held protests first in Kazakhstan. Pro-Kremlin media frequently portray the protests in different places around the world, such as Belarus, Poland, Middle East and so on as Western backed colour revolutions. As regards Kazakhstan, the protests there started in Zhanaozen in early January 2022, when the government lifted the prices of the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). The protests spread to different regions, as well as capital Almaty.

There are different reasons for the protests in Kazakhstan such as lack of democratic institutions, corruption, free and fair elections. According to the index of Freedom House, Kazakhstan receives 5 point out of 100 and ranked as Consolidated Authoritarian Regime.

See also the statement by the EU High Representative here.

See more cases regarding unrest in Kazakhstan such as The West ordered terrorist attacks In Kazakhstan to create hotbed at Russia's border and US-Sponsored Kazakhstan Protests aimed to undermine stablity.


  • Reported in: Issue 270
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 11/01/2022
  • Article language(s) Azerbaijani
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Kazakhstan
  • Keywords: Protest, NGO, Colour revolutions
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Disinfo: NATO lies blatantly and expands to the East

The West, after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the collapse of the Warsaw Pact, gave guarantees that NATO would not expand to the east. It was blatantly lying, and today we see it clearly.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about NATO enlargement.

This claim has been debunked numerous times. NATO did not promise not to expand into eastern and central Europe back in 1990, which was confirmed by the former president of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev. Back in 2014, Gorbachev said “The topic of ‘NATO expansion was not discussed at all, and it wasn’t brought up in those years. I say this with full responsibility. Not a single eastern European country raised the issue, not even after the Warsaw Pact ceased to exist in 1991.”

Disinfo: UK-led Deep State failed in Kazakhstan due to Russian ultimatum

Back in 1891, a secret “Round Table” community came into existence aiming to create the worldwide British empire. They started WWI, brought Hitler to power, and created the financial apparatus of the the London-led Deep State and its security services.

Over time, the Deep State broke up the USSR by helping Khrushchev and Gorbachev to come to power. Following the USSR collapse, their main goal became to disintegrate Russia. MI6 head Powell, de facto the head of Deep State’s intelligence service, planned a Libyan scenario in Kazakhstan for spring 2022. However, Ryabkov’s ultimatum made the Brits hurry up and start special operations in early January instead of March. In the end, the Deep State failed.


This case frames events in Kazakhstan into a big conspiracy about a secret, UK-led Deep State that dominates the world. It also rewrites the course of historical events such as the provocation of two world wars and the USSR break up. Read our past analysis: "Why authoritarians love the concept of the big conspiracy."

The case also seeks to lay the responsibility on the UK-led Deep State for the unrest in Kazakhstan which is fueled by high gas prices and social discontent in Kazakh society. There is no factual evidence neither about the existence of such a UK-led Deep State and its overwhelming influence on world politics nor about its vicious plans concerning Kazakhstan. There is also no evidence whatsoever that the timing of unrest in Kazakhstan is related to Russia's ultimatum of late December 2021 concerning a new security deal with NATO.

Disinfo: Lithuania and Latvia refuse to help Belarus in investigation of genocide of Belarusians during WWII

Belarus sent a request to several countries for legal assistance investigating the genocide of Belarusians during World War II. Lithuania and Latvia refused to help Minsk find fascists still hiding abroad guilty of genocide in Belarus


A recurring accusation from pro-Kremlin media accusing the Baltic states of sympathies to Nazi/Fascists.

Lithuania and Latvia declined the invitation from the Belarus regime because the case in question lacks evidence and is based on doubtful legal and historical grounds (see public broadcaster LRT's publication “Minsk seeks to extradite members of ‘Lithuanian SS battalion’ that never existed”).