Most of the Russians have linked the crisis in Kazakhstan with the provocation of the special services

On January 13, less than a week after the arrival of the military contingent, the withdrawal of peacekeepers began. 17% described the events as a coup. 14% consider the clashes to be a struggle for power of various Kazakh clans or a redistribution of spheres of influence. VTsIOM: over 60% of Russians approved the suppression of unrest in Kazakhstan by force Most often, the most likely scenario for what is happening in Kazakhstan, Russians call a provocation by foreign intelligence services. A state of emergency was declared in the country, the authorities of Kazakhstan turned to the CSTO for help. On January 5 and 6, the conflict escalated, and the rallies escalated into clashes. The riots that began in Kazakhstan on January 2 , were initially provoked by a doubling of the price of liquefied gas, which is used by up to 70% of motorists in the country. Only 25% supported them. The maximum size of the error with a probability of 95% does not exceed 2.5%. Of the variants of what was happening offered to the respondents (question with a closed answer), the most popular was “this is a provocation by foreign special services.” 17% of those surveyed who were interested in events in Kazakhstan called what was happening a “popular uprising”. The response data is based on the proportion of those who followed the events in Kazakhstan. The sample was adjusted taking into account socio-demographic factors. The January events in Kazakhstan, as the survey showed, were followed by 72% of Russians. The most popular version of events among Russians was a provocation by foreign intelligence services. Only 8% agree that it was a terrorist attack

The majority of Russians who are interested in events in Kazakhstan (63%) approve of the use of law enforcement agencies to suppress riots, a poll by VTsIOM showed. To some extent, 74% of respondents show interest in the situation in Kazakhstan, for a third what is happening is of particular importance (34%). Subscribe to RBC Twitter Get news faster than anyone

Истoчник A number of administrative buildings, including the akimats (administrations) of Alma-Ata, Aktau and several other cities, were captured. Later, however, political demands began to be heard at the protests, including the resignation of the government. The decision to send the Russian military to Kazakhstan as part of the CSTO peacekeeping contingent was approved by 71% of respondents. Almost half (49%) of the respondents said that they had a rather negative attitude towards the protesters. Most often (26%) of those who are interested in the situation in Kazakhstan, characterized what is happening there as a riot, uprising or popular unrest against the backdrop of rising gas prices, declining living standards and dissatisfaction with the current government. 1,600 respondents took part in the survey, it was conducted by phone. Only 8% of respondents agreed with the official version of events that the situation in Kazakhstan was the result of a terrorist attack.