Russia-led military alliance CSTO to send peacekeeping forces to Kazakhstan

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 The Russian Led military alliance ,Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), has said that it will dispatch peacekeeping forces to Kazakhstan after the country’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev asked for help in controlling protests that escalated into violence in various parts of Kazakhstan and  rioting in its largest city Almaty.

  •  The protest started after the government doubled the cost of liquefied petroleum gas which is used in vehicles  as it was cheaper than other fuels .
  • The protest later spread to many parts of the country with broader demands for increased political representation and improved social benefits.
  •  Prime Minister Askar Mamin resigned amid the protestand the government has imposed an emergency in the country . 
  • Alikhan Smailov has been appointed acting Prime Minister.
  • Kazakhstan is an oil rich country but its rulers are considered to be corrupt and autocrats .


The capital of Kazakhstan  is Nur-Sultan 

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President : Kassym-Jomart Tokayev

CSTO (Collective Security Treaty Organisation )

  • It is a military alliance of the former Soviet Union countries .
  • It was set up in 1992  as Unified Armed Forces , which was later renamed as CSTO in 2002. 
  • At present the member countries are  Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan.
  • The Headquarter of CSTO is  Moscow, Russia 

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