Fear of 'Russian Spring'

Pro-Russian policies implemented during the Soviet era are now issues that people fear will divide the country. The country still has strong pro-Russian supporters.

Fear of 'Russian Spring'

Pro-Russian policies implemented during the Soviet era are now issues that people fear will divide the country. The country still has strong pro-Russian supporters.

Division of Ukraine with pro-European union supporters, and then talk of Crimean division has now turned to a similar scenario in Kazakhistan. With many years of pro-Russian styling in Kazakistan, recent news in Russia suggests that there are possible riots in Kazakhistan, in particular after news of Crimea was highlighted by the media, there are now talks of a “Russian Spring”.

With Kazakhistan president staying mum on comments made by the Russian media, the claims mad are reminiscent of Russification during the the Soviet era. Many Kazakistans in this era were driven to ghettos. Similar policies were also implemented in other central Asian countries such as Azerbeijan, the Balkans and other autonomous countries. The Russians also had great “success” in mostly Muslim dominated areas of Tataristan, Baskirya, Kabardino-Balkarya, and Dagestan. Kazakhistan had experienced the most significant impact where 90% of the administration was given to Russia. Many of the factories were under Russian control and the Kazakhs had a very difficult time. After the Soviets the factories began work again, although only 5% were operable.

Despite Nazaybayev taking important steps for Kazakhs and Kazakh rights, the Russians still very much remained an important issue. With the Kremlin giving orders for a similar Donbass incident to take place, they look at Kazakhistan as a place of settlement. Despite the potency of Nazabayev, the closeness of the Kremlin politics, the apprehensiveness of the Kazakhs continues to grow.

Last Mod: 16 Aralık 2014, 19:52
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