Disinfo: Conflicts in post-Soviet space are part of the policy of containment of Russia


The appearance of all these conflicts at the same time seems coincidental. But not so – the very fact of their appearance shows they are part of the policy of containment of Russia, through destabilising the countries which are part of the Russia-centric processes. 


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative alleging the West has an anti-Russian policy and claiming that popular unrests in post-Soviet space are colour revolutions directed against Russia.

The recent wave of protests in Belarus and Kyrgyzstan  are a result of popular discontent with the results of elections the people claim were neither free nor fair. There is no evidence that these events are an attempt to "destabilise the situation in post-Soviet space" or to "contain Russia".

Pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives frequently claim that popular protests around the world are allegedly incited, and funded, by the US and other Western states, including colour revolutions in post-Soviet states, the “Arab Spring” revolts, Euromaidan in Ukraine, protests in Catalonia and others. This narrative claims that protests, disorders, and civil uprisings are never manifestations of popular discontent but are “colour revolutions” directed and funded by the West.

See similar disinformation cases claiming that Ukraine is stirring up revolutions in Belarus and Russia, that Belarus is under attack by the unilateral globalist world to indirectly destabilise Vladimir Putin, that Berlin sets a course of containment towards Russia, or that Nagorno-Karabakh conflict favours US interests and someone wants to divert Russia from Belarus and Syria.


  • Reported in: Issue 215
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 10/10/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, US
  • Keywords: Anti-Russian, Colour revolutions, Conspiracy theory


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