Moscow increased its power and gained new lands in Crimea, Donetsk, Karabakh, Moldova, Syria, Libya and even Africa. Now claiming territory from Kazakhstan.
Vyacheslav Nikonov, head of the Russian State Duma Education and Science Committee, spoke on Russian state television on 10 December, saying that Kazakhstan "did not exist before."
“There were no settlements in Northern Kazakhstan. There were [Ethnic Cossacks] but much further south. "Kazakhstan land is a great gift of Russia and the Soviet Union."
So why does Russia still want to expand its territory despite being the world's largest land state? What is Moscow's territorial policy in Kazakhstan, unable to resist losing its power with the collapse of the Soviets?