Moldova in anticipation of the “Maidan”. A group of specialists on the organisation of “colour revolutions” was sent to Moldova from the West. Now, a week before the next presidential elections in Moldova, the possibility of “Maidan” is also widely discussed both inside the country and abroad. Moreover, this year, similar events in Belarus and Kyrgyzstan and the aggravation of the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh give sufficient grounds to assume that the so-called arc of instability is deliberately created in the “southern underbelly” of the Russian Federation.
The colour revolution attempt in Belarus, which had western financial and political backing, aimed to prevent its integration with Russia.
Recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about popular protests in Belarus, framing them as western-backed colour revolutions in order to deny them any legitimacy, and about the Union State of Russia and Belarus. No evidence is provided to support any of the claims.
Contrary to the claim about colour revolutions, protests in Belarus erupted to contest the results of the presidential election in Belarus on the 9th of August, which were not monitored by independent experts, and are largely considered fraudulent by both international observers and a large part of the Belarusian society.
See other examples in our database, such as claims that Angela Merkel is the handler of Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tsikhanousakya; that the EU reaction to Lukashenko’s victory is an example of Western double standards; that the same lack of democracy and repression is present in EU countries that criticize them in Minsk; that the protests in Belarus are part of a “fire belt” to encircle Russia; that the Ukrainian secret services may have planned terrorist attacks in Belarusian territory; that the West wants to prepare another Maidan in the country, and is introducing extremists in the protests; or that Belarusians, Ukrainians and Russians are one single nation.