Disinfo: Armenia, like other post-Soviet republics, is in a state of colonisation by the West

Summary

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Armenia, like other post-Soviet republics, is in a state of colonisation, completely conquered by the West. The policy of further colonisation was taken to a new level through Nikol Pashinyan and his political team. These are attacks on the Armenian national and Christian values, […] imposing the evil system in our Holy Land. Including the fact that gays and transgender people are given a green light. In Armenia today, more than yesterday, all state institutions are more or less conquered by a foreign enemy. The independence of the Republic of Armenia is very partial. The enemy has turned its sharp arrows against the Church and the family. They perfectly understand the supremacy of these two foundations. There are serious obstacle to the implementation of anti-divine, anti-human and geopolitical plans.

 

Disproof

Conspiracy theory and part of the recurring pro-Kremlin narratives about lost sovereignty and threatened values. This disinformation message promotes the concept of a big conspiracy and is consistent with the recurring Shadow Government narrative, which pro-Kremlin disinformation sources often deploy as a rhetorical device to undermine the West and the international liberal-democratic institutional order.

It is also aimed at discrediting a number of democratic and liberal concepts such as civil society, and to question the legitimacy of Armenian state institutions.

See earlier disinformation cases alleging that global neo-colonialists stage colour revolutions and conquer indigenous national elites, that the Anglo-Saxons rule America “from abroad” and are now trying to control Russia, that Armenia is under Soros occupation, and that agents of Soros are destroying Armenian statehood, that  Armenia is under Anglo-American occupation, and that Open Society Foundations-Armenia, as well as dozens of other foundations and NGOs in Armenia, are serving foreign agendas aimed at the collapse of Armenian statehood, Armenia is occupied by foreign agent network.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 195
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 17/04/2020
  • Language/target audience: Armenian
  • Country: Armenia
  • Keywords: Western values, Imperialism/colonialism, Colour revolutions, Conspiracy, The West, Christianity, LGBT
  • Outlet: livenews.am

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