Asia (bbabo.net), - Kazakhstani mass media reacted painfully to the words of the Russian political scientist Dmitry Drobnitsky, said on the air of the TV program “Evening with Vladimir Solovyov”. This was announced today, November 23, by a bbabo.net correspondent.
On November 22, on the air of this TV show, Dmitry Drobnitsky expressed concern about the growth of nationalist sentiments in Kazakhstan. He noted a trend that, according to him, leads to the fact that the republic could become "the next problem after Ukraine." At the same time, it was emphasized that many Russians live in the country, and the Russian-Kazakh border is the longest in the world.
This played into the hands of Kazakh nationalists, who have long been fanning the topic of a potential Russian invasion of Kazakhstan in the event of a successful special military operation in Ukraine, which they call a war. Against this background, local media presented Drobnitsky's words as an appropriate hint.
For a comment, the journalists turned to the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic, Roman Vasilenko.
“As for such statements, the head of state, the leadership of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and other leaders, including the speakers of the chambers of parliament, have already spoken out more than once about such comments, statements and various “talking heads”. We believe that, firstly, they do not reflect the official position of the Russian Federation, and secondly, they damage the traditionally close relations between Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation,” Roman Vasilenko said on the sidelines of the parliament.
He added that such statements deserve a corresponding reaction from the Russian authorities.
At the same time, the main question that interested journalists was the question of whether the Russian ambassador would be summoned to the Foreign Ministry in connection with these statements.
“At the moment I have no such information. I have just voiced our position,” Vasilenko replied, adding that he himself did not encounter Nazism in Kazakhstan, because “there is none in the country.”
Meanwhile, many Kazakhstani public figures, including, in particular, Arman Shuraev, Mukhtar Taizhan and others, regularly allow themselves impartial and politically incorrect statements not only to Russia as a state, but also specifically to representatives of the Russian government, including the president. And the Kazakh-language media of the republic on an ongoing basis issue frankly Russophobic content.
In addition, not so long ago, a wave of so-called "language patrols" swept across the country, directed against Russian-speaking citizens. Their initiator Kuat Akhmetov, after the appropriate reaction of the Russian side, was subjected to criminal prosecution and is currently hiding in Ukraine. However, many of his followers remained in the country, provoking interethnic conflicts at the household level. But the authorities of Kazakhstan prefer not to acknowledge the existence of this problem.