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.

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.

On 8 January 2021, the EU's High Representative issued a declaration on the situation in Kazakhstan, which expresses concern about the violence and stresses the importance to prevent further escalations, avoiding exploitation of unrest for other purposes.

See other examples of similar disinformation narratives in our database, such as claims that London-based headquarters organise colour revolutions in Belarus, Myanmar, Russia, and the US, that the Capitol unrest was a double conspiracy, or that the “Deep State” fights with Trump.


  • Reported in: Issue 270
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 10/01/2022
  • Article language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Kazakhstan, Russia, US, USSR, UK
  • Keywords: Conspiracy theory, Deep state, Anti-Russian, Protest, Adolf Hitler, Donald Trump, WWI, WWII, MI6
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