Maidan-style uprising in Kazakhstan: mayor’s office ablaze, police beheaded

Last Sunday, a protest started in western Kazakhstan concerning the rising price of liquefied petroleum gas, which is used by many there to fuel their cars (ref. 1). On Tuesday, the government of Kazakhstan announced that it would rescind the price increase (ref. 1). But by then the unrest had spread to Almaty and the capital Nur-Sultan. In Almaty, the next day, a group carrying clubs and shields converged on the mayor’s office, and went on to storm the building and set it ablaze (ref. 2). They even attacked and killed dozens of police officers. One police officer was found beheaded (ref. 2). So far, 120 cars have been burnt, including 33 police vehicles, and some 400 businesses have been damaged (ref. 1). Clashes between protesters and police have seen hundreds of protesters and police in hospital and several dead.

In Kazakhstan, there has not been violent unrest like this for decades.

Unable to satisfy the protesters, much of the government of Kazakhstan has resigned. But even so, the protests continue. The protesters have now seized the country’s main airport (ref. 1).

Reuters on unrest in Kazakhstan
ITV on unrest in Kazakhstan

This is beginning to look like a Maidan-style uprising, and even an Arab spring.

Euromaidan in Ukraine began as a protest, but was subsequently hijacked by Ukrainian neo-Nazis, and then later even involved the CIA – that is to say, the three snipers from Georgia and the two from Lithuania and their American leader that opened fire on both the protesters and Ukrainian Berkut to further agitate the unrest.

RT on Maidan snipers

By the way, the word “maidan” is an Arabic word that Ukraine adopted from the Ottoman Empire.

Kazakhstan is now under a state of emergency.

Chairing the security council of Kazakhstan, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev called for support from the Collective Security Treaty Organisation, CSTO, because the integrity of the state of Kazakhstan is at risk, and what is happening is not only “criminal” but “terrorism” (ref. 3).

Today, Kazakhstan is 72% Sunni Muslim. Within this group are ethnic Kazakhs, Tatars and Uighurs. About 23% of Kazakhstan is Russian Orthodox. Within this group are Russians, Belorussians and Ukrainians.

To help Kazakhstan re-establish order, a Russian-led CSTO peacekeeping force is on the way there.

Russia’s Foreign Ministry said yesterday that the destabilisation of Kazakhstan is no doubt “foreign-inspired” (ref. 4). Belarus also noted that the incidents across Kazakh cities were obviously “coordinated and planned” (ref. 4). Serbia went further, saying they know that “foreign intelligence services” are to blame (ref. 4).

Certainly, the timing of it all is suspicious. Russia and the US are almost in a state of war over Ukraine and NATO’s steps eastward. If Kazakhstan’s Tokayev were to be toppled as Ukraine’s Yanukovych was, Ukraine and Kazakhstan would become a pincer for NATO against Russia.

Kazakhstan is also currently within China’s Belt and Road initiative. A different Kazakhstan might change that.

Despite Kazakhstan having a majority of Sunni Muslims, I don’t think Kazakhstan generally will align with the prophetic fourth beast. Iran, yes. Afghanistan, sure. But Kazakhstan, no. Kazakhstan is not only within the CSTO, it also borders both Russia and China.

For that matter, modern-day Kazakhstan is not within the boundaries of either ancient Medo-Persia or the Greek empire of Alexander the great. Seleucia also did not include the lands north-east of the Caspian sea.

That said, the fourth beast, which will be an empire unlike any the world has ever seen, will surely break some nations into pieces. This means, there will be violence across the world, wherever there are fanatical Muslims.

Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.

Daniel 7:23

Indeed, it seems, some of the Muslims of Kazakhstan have gone berserk ahead of time.


1. Valerie Hopkins and Ivan Nechepurenko (5 January 2022), “Russia-Allied Forces to Intervene as Unrest Sweeps Kazakhstan”, nytimes.com

2. ABC (7 January 2022), “Kazakhstan officer beheaded, protesters killed as government offices are targeted amid unrest”, abc.net.au

3. Astana Times (6 January 2022), “President Tokayev Vows Decisive Measures Against Terrorists Rampaging Through Almaty, Calls For CSTO Support at the Security Council Meeting”, astanatimes.com

4. CGTN (6 January 2022), “Russia says Kazakhstan protests ‘foreign-inspired’ attempt to undermine state security”, cgtn.com