The response data is based on the proportion of those who followed the events in Kazakhstan. Only 25% supported them. The most popular version of events among Russians was a provocation by foreign intelligence services. The sample was adjusted taking into account socio-demographic factors. 17% described the events as a coup. Subscribe to RBC Twitter Get news faster than anyone
Истoчник rbc.ru The maximum size of the error with a probability of 95% does not exceed 2.5%. A state of emergency was declared in the country, the authorities of Kazakhstan turned to the CSTO for help. On January 13, less than a week after the arrival of the military contingent, the withdrawal of peacekeepers began. 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. 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. 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”. 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. Only 8% of respondents agreed with the official version of events that the situation in Kazakhstan was the result of a terrorist attack. Later, however, political demands began to be heard at the protests, including the resignation of the government. Almost half (49%) of the respondents said that they had a rather negative attitude towards the protesters. The January events in Kazakhstan, as the survey showed, were followed by 72% of Russians. To some extent, 74% of respondents show interest in the situation in Kazakhstan, for a third what is happening is of particular importance (34%). 1,600 respondents took part in the survey, it was conducted by phone. 14% consider the clashes to be a struggle for power of various Kazakh clans or a redistribution of spheres of influence. 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. On January 5 and 6, the conflict escalated, and the rallies escalated into clashes. The decision to send the Russian military to Kazakhstan as part of the CSTO peacekeeping contingent was approved by 71% of respondents. A number of administrative buildings, including the akimats (administrations) of Alma-Ata, Aktau and several other cities, were captured.