President Tokayev’s chess game

A split in the elites is one of the main prerequisites for unrest and revolutions. However, the Russian president also won, his quick readiness to help his neighbor. Elbasy has publicly demonstrated more than once that he has remained “at the helm”. In some cities, local representatives of the State Security Committee surrendered their buildings without a fight, allowing them to seize secret documents and arsenals. Leading world powers supported the efforts of President Tokayev to stabilize the situation in Kazakhstan, and he became a full-fledged head of the country. Photo:
However, the “hot” phase of the crisis was passed quickly. However, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev regarded this as treason. Despite this, peaceful protests escalated into pogroms. It's not a secret for anyone that in Kazakhstan, in fact, there was a dual power. The preliminary damage is estimated at several billion dollars, the investment attractiveness of the country has noticeably decreased and the business climate has worsened. President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev dismissed the government, prices were reduced again. Petersburg at the end of December 2021. In particular, he said that the layer of super-rich people that appeared under the Leader of the Nation will have to share their fortunes with the people. It is still not clear why the power structures did not initially offer resistance. Tokayev and Nazarbayev met with Vladimir Putin separately. Then Tokayev made a new unexpected move – he announced that gangs of foreign terrorists had invaded the country and asked for help from the CSTO. For this purpose, a special fund will be created: rich companies will pay contributions there to finance social programs. He headed the Security Council and controlled the “siloviki”. Tough, precisely calculated, unexpected moves disarmed Tokayev's opponents and critics. The riots in the largest city of the country, Alma-Ata, were not restrained by the “siloviki”. Peaceful rallies over rising gas prices would not have caused a political crisis if there was no division in the leadership. Stormy events in Kazakhstan riveted the attention of the entire world community and gave rise to many “conspiracy theories”, predictions and predictions. After that, the situation was brought under control. He took over as head of the Security Council instead of the life-long Leader of the Nation, who remained silent and did not appear in public. Among such “prophecies” one could often come across the thesis that the crisis in Kazakhstan lasts a long time until the complete collapse of Kazakhstan's statehood. Tokayev also announced the start of socially oriented reforms in Kazakhstan. This decision not only calmed Kazakhstanis, but also raised the prestige of the CSTO as an effective structure that maintains security in the participating countries without violating their sovereignty. Tokayev played ahead of the curve not only in relation to internal opponents, but also to his CSTO colleagues, including Vladimir Putin, by taking the initiative. It was a kind of “rapid chess” game, which specialists will study and analyze for a long time. Considering the fact that in 19 million Kazakhstan about half are Russian-speaking citizens (of different nationalities), a new round of the crisis could become even more dangerous. In the context of an acute political crisis, within a short period of time, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev managed to solve many political problems that seemed insoluble. However, the prolonged presence of foreign troops could generate new unrest, already on nationalist grounds. The country's first president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, was proclaimed the Elbasy – the leader of the nation. Tokayev prevented such a development of events by announcing the withdrawal of the CSTO troops within ten days. In many ways, this became possible thanks to the quick and accurate actions of the President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev. One of these demonstrations was the visit of Nazarbayev to the summit of CIS leaders in St. Источник