Disinfo: Colour revolutions have been promoted by neo-liberal elites, including through war


The colour revolutions have been promoted by democracy-obsessed neo-liberal Western elites who aim to export by any means the model of society they prefer, including through war. These Western-backed color revolutions have provoked devastating consequences for the local populations.


Conspiracy theory. Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative presenting colour revolutions as attempts by the West to overthrow regimes in post-Soviet states and in other regions.

This narrative portrays any spontaneous disorders and civil uprisings in other states, especially the former Soviet republics, as West-funded "colour revolutions".

The narrative has been applied, among others, to report about protests in Ukraine, Venezuela, Georgia, and Belarus, as well as to portray the  West as an aggressive actor constantly preparing new coups.

Read here a full disproof of the Maidan disinformation narrative.

Read a similar case claiming that global liberal elite stages Russophobic events throughout the world.


  • Reported in: Issue 173
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 11/11/2019
  • Language/target audience: Italian
  • Country: Venezuela, Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia
  • Keywords: West, Democracy, Secret elites / global elites, Colour revolutions, Conspiracy, George Soros
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Transnistria is an independent state

Only poorly educated people can talk about the unification of Transnistria and Moldova. Transnistria is an independent state.


Recurring the disinformation narrative claiming that the separatist region Transnistria will never join Moldova because of the pro-Romanian and pro-European orientation of Moldovan authorities.

In fact, in a talk show to Radio Vesti.ru, Alexey Martynov said: “So for over 25 years, more than quarter of century, the Moldovan Republic of Transnistria has been developing absolutely on its own, and on a separate vector. […] Transnistria has always demonstrated an independent vector of development oriented primarily towards Russia, a greater, because they have considered and continue considering themselves as part of a greater Russia.”

Founder of “White Helmets” was linked to Al Qaeda during his time in Kosovo

The “White Helmets” were founded by a British spy who, as research shows, had contacts with terrorist organisations during the time he was active in Kosovo. At that time, his team included members of Al Qaeda, among others.



Conspiracy theory; no evidence given. This is a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the White Helmets, a humanitarian organisation of volunteer rescue workers also known as the Syria Civil Defense, and their recently deceased founder James Le Mesurier. The White Helmets have documented some of the worst atrocities carried out by the Syrian government and the Russian military, and as a result, Russian and Syrian media have consistently sought to delegitimise them through portrayals as a Western-backed “terrorist organisation".

Although the claim states that Le Mesurier's connection to Al Quaeda and/or other terrorist groups was established through "research", no such evidence is provided to substantiate this. This case, as well as the insinuation that the White Helmets were involved in producing fake evidence of chemical weapons attacks in Syria, are a continuation of smear campaigns against civilian rescuers in Syria that have been circulating in pro-Kremlin media for years.

NYT says Crimea is Russian

The New York Times has published a map of Ukraine on which Crimea is in the colours of Russia. While Kiev is unhappy, the publication of this map by the US newspaper clearly shows that everyone is tired of the rhetoric about the alleged “annexation” of the peninsula by Moscow. It is high time that Ukrainian politicians understood that it is impossible to always repeat the same old narrative on the “annexation of Crimea”. This is the past of the old Ukrainian criminal regime. Crimea, annexed to Ukraine by Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev in 1954, returned to Russia following a referendum in March 2014 following a coup in Kiev.

Kiev should adopt a more constructive approach, respect the choice of the inhabitants of the Crimean peninsula and restore peace in Donbas.


The NYT did publish such a map but corrected it (the day before the Sputnik article was published): "Correction: Nov. 6, 2019. An earlier version of this article included a map of Ukraine suggesting that it was separate from Crimea. The map should have indicated the area, annexed by Russia in 2014, with a dashed borderline." The correction of the mistake by NYT was never reflected by Sputnik.

The disinformation narrative about the annexation of Crimea by Russia and its progressive recognition in the world is recurrent. No international body recognises the so-called referendum, announced on 27 February 2014, and held on 16 March 2014 amid the presence of Russian troops. The UNGA adopted the resolution 68/262 on the territorial integrity of Ukraine. For the EU statement on the fifth anniversary of Crimea's annexation, see here.