Disinfo: Moldova in anticipation of the “Maidan”


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.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative alleging the West has an anti-Russian policy and Russia is the target of any international event. There is no evidence on the interference of any Western country in upcoming elections in Moldova. This is a recurring pro-Kremlin conspiracy narrative that the West is behind any civil protests and colour revolutions, in this case aiming at undermining Moldova's aspirations to join the EU. The statement about specialists on the "organisation of colour revolutions" is unfounded.

See similar cases claiming that Washington is preparing a colour revolution in Moldova, that the US and EU countries will organise a Moldovan “Maidan” in order to remove the President, that the United States is supporting a soft coup by funding NGOs in Moldova, that PACE creates the basis for the Belarusian scenario in Moldova, that Pro-Western candidate Maia Sandu work thanks to money of Soros, and that the US is supporting a soft coup by funding NGOs in Moldova.


  • Reported in: Issue 218
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 26/10/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Moldova
  • Keywords: West, Encircling Russia, Colour revolutions, Euromaidan


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