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Kazakhstan unrest rattles region as Russia steps in: What to know

CSTO intervention raises U.S. eyebrows; China calls turmoil 'domestic affairs'

Russian servicemen board a military aircraft heading to Kazakhstan, at an airfield outside Moscow on Jan. 6.   © Collective Security Treaty Organization via Reuters

LONDON -- The political unrest rocking Kazakhstan has put Central Asia on edge and prompted a Russia-led security alliance to dispatch forces to help "stabilize" the situation.

The deadly violence comes as tensions were already running high in the post-Soviet bloc, with Russian troops massed on the border with Ukraine. Other global powers -- China, the U.S. and Europe -- are watching nervously.

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