Kazakhstan: Russian, allied forces invade to suppress serf rebellion

Source: NBC News

“A Russian-led security alliance has sent forces to Kazakhstan to quell deadly violence amid reports that dozens of protesters and police have been killed in the unrest sweeping the country. On Thursday, after state buildings were torched in Almaty, Kazakhstan’s biggest city, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced on Facebook that an unspecified number of peacekeepers [sic] would travel to Kazakhstan. Russian state media agencies Interfax and Tass quoted an Almaty police spokesperson as saying tens of rioters in the city have been ‘eliminated.’ … Initially set off by anger at a fuel price rise, the protests have quickly spread to take in wider opposition to President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s predecessor Nursultan Nazarbayev, who retained significant power despite quitting in 2019 after ruling for nearly three decades.” (01/06/22)