DISINFO: CIA and MI6 protégés are in power in Armenia
  • Outlet: iravunk.com (archived)*
  • Date of publication: July 13, 2021
  • Article language(s): Armenian
  • Reported in: Issue 254
  • Countries / regions discussed: Armenia, US, UK
CIA MI6 Intelligence services West Colour revolutions

DISINFO: CIA and MI6 protégés are in power in Armenia


The Republic of Armenia is going through the most shameful days of its modern history when for the fourth year the protégés of the United States CIA and the British MI6 special services are in power.

Technologists of colour revolutions on the shores of the foggy Albion of the Potomac brought Pashinyan's anti-national regime to power in Armenia, mobilising dozens of so-called NGOs generously funded by the Soros Open Society Foundation.


A recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative painting all manifestations of popular discontent in the region as colour revolutions.

This narrative portrays any spontaneous disorders and civil uprisings in other states, especially the former Soviet republics, as West-funded "coups" aimed to bring in power Anti-Russian forces.

There was no coup d'état in 2018 in Armenia, but peaceful protests of hundreds of thousand people in response to Serzh Sargsyan's third consecutive term as the country’s prime minister and former president for a decade. Sargsyan resigned in response to overwhelming opposition pressure.

The disinformation narrative has been applied, among others, to reports about protests in Georgia, Ukraine, Czechia, Bulgaria, and Belarus with the aim to portray the West or Western special services as aggressive actors constantly preparing new coups.

See earlier disinformation cases alleging that global neo-colonialists stage colour revolutions and conquer indigenous national elites, that Armenia is under Soros occupation, that Armenia is under Anglo-American occupation, Armenia is occupied by foreign agent network, that CIA and MI6 changed power in Armenia in order to oust Russia from the region.


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