DISINFO: CIA and MI6 staged the coup in Armenia
  • Outlet: iravunk.com (archived)*
  • Date of publication: September 17, 2021
  • Article language(s): Armenian
  • Reported in: Issue 259
  • Countries / regions discussed: Armenia, UK, US
Coup CIA MI6 Intelligence services Colour revolutions

DISINFO: CIA and MI6 staged the coup in Armenia


There are indisputable facts confirming the truth that the special services of the Potomac Coast (CIA), the foggy Albion (MI6), and their Turkish military-political agents staged a coup in Armenia in April-May 2018.


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 anti-Russian forces into power.

There was no coup d'état in 2018 in Armenia, but peaceful protests of hundreds of thousands of 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.

This narrative also consistently appears in articles promoting the need for Armenia to enter the Union State with Russia.

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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