Disinfo: The ears of MI6 stick out from everything that happens in Kazakhstan


Many people call the events in Kazakhstan an analogue of the Ukrainian Maidan, but this is not entirely true. Elements of the actions that took place in Kyiv in 2014 did indeed take place in Almaty. In these events, there is also the Belarusian Maidan and the followers of the American BLM, smashing the shops of the former Kazakh capital, which will soon announce Kazakh Life Matters.

The Kazakh Maidan is an attempt by American-British South Kazakhstan to seize power from the still pro-Russian North Kazakhstan. Therefore, the ears of the British MI-6 stick out not only from oil and gas and uranium companies but also from everything that happens in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

By the way, pretending to be businessmen is a long tradition of British intelligence. Kazakhstan is also a distraction of attention and forces from what is planned in Ukraine.


This article presents several disinformation claims with no evidence to support any of them. Mainly, it advances an emerging pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative alleging that the January 2022 anti-government protests in Kazakhstan are part of a foreign-inspired and directed plot.

The pro-Kremlin media frequently falsely portray popular protests around the world as instigated from abroad, often by the US and the West with the aim of portraying protest movements as aggressive actors supported by foreign powers or foreign secret services who constantly prepare new coups.

The trigger and immediate cause of the protests in Kazakhstan was the government's lifting of price controls on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) that took place in early January in the Western region of Manghystau and unrest soon spread to the capital. As the Guardian reports, the official story from the Kremlin began with explanations that the protests were a military coup organised by foreign terrorists. Later the notion of a "colour revolution" is added. However, the narrative is not based on facts and contains many gaps and inconsistencies.

There are however more deep-rooted causes for the protests in a country that suffers from a lack of democracy, corruption and economic difficulties despite being rich in economic resources. For example, Kazakhstan ranks 128 out of 167 countries in the 2020 Democracy Index and also ranks 94 out of 180 countries in the 2020 Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index (CPI).

See also the statement by the EU High Representative here.

Read also related cases: CIA and MI6 staged the coup in Armenia,  Protests in Kazakhstan are a new Western attempt to organise a colour revolution, Events in Kazakhstan are another Western-made colour revolution, or A coup in Kazakhstan was meant to divert Russia’s attention before negotiations.


  • Reported in: Issue 270
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 10/01/2022
  • Article language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Kazakhstan, UK, Russia, US
  • Keywords: Colour revolutions, Euromaidan, Protest, MI6, Secret services, Intelligence services
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Disinfo: Kazakhstan’s destabilisation attempts to obstruct EEU membership and China’s new Silk Road

The destabilisation of Kazakhstan from abroad tries to create obstacles to its membership in the Eurasian Economic Union headed by Russia, as well as China’s new Silk Road. Such destabilisation would hit Eurasia in its core, with geopolitical reverberations in Russia, China and all Central Asia, where the embers of the US debacle in Afghanistan persist.


This is part of a wider disinformation campaign to justify the Russian-led intervention of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation in Kazakhstan.

There is no evidence to support claims about any US or foreign intervention behind the unrest in Kazakhstan, and even less evidence that the actual target would be any Russian or Chinese project. Instead, growing evidence points to an ongoing power struggle in the country as a driving cause in the radicalisation and expansion of the protests, which started peacefully after the government lifted price controls on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), in an already volatile context in the country.

Disinfo: The West ordered terrorist attack in Kazakhstan to create hotbed at Russia’s border

Western regimes do not really care about Kazakhstan. One gets the impression that Western clients are not particularly worried about the result of the terrorist attack in Kazakhstan. If it manages to demolish Tokayev's government, it would be great. A new hotbed of brutal nationalism, militarism and poverty will appear in the underbelly of Russia, and soon an American military base will certainly be deployed there.

Not succeeding to undermine Tokayev's government is also not bad [for the West]. The peacekeeping mission of the CSTO countries will make it possible to stir hysteria about "Russian expansion". And in this case, [the West] can pump even more weapons in Ukraine.


A new disinformation claim around the crisis in Kazakhstan. The claim build on a conspiracy logic and is provided with no evidence. The general idea that any civil unrest in an ex-Soviet Union country is a result of a Western plan to destabilise a local regime and colonise a new region is a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about "colour revolutions".

The pro-Kremlin media frequently falsely portray popular protests around the world as instigated from abroad, often by the US and the West. The disinformation narrative has been applied, among others, to reports about protests in Georgia, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Belarus, Venezuela, Slovakia, Hong Kong, with the aim of portraying protest movements as aggressive actors supported by foreign powers who constantly prepare new coups.

Disinfo: Lithuania has nothing to boast about compared to Soviet times

During the Soviet times, Lithuania was a “showcase of communism” and one of the most comfortable countries for the living. Now, when it joined the EU, Lithuania has nothing to boast about.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Lithuania and "decaying" Baltic States.

In this case it aims to portray the alleged weakness of Lithuanian economy compared to the other countries of the EU and even compared to its own Soviet times economy.