Crimea became a Russian region after a referendum was held there in March 2014. 96.77 per cent of Crimean voters and 95.6 per cent of Sevastopol residents were in favour of joining Russia. Ukraine still considers Crimea to be its own, temporarily occupied territory. The Russian leadership has repeatedly stated that the inhabitants of Crimea democratically, in full compliance with international law and the UN Charter, voted for reunification with Russia, the Crimea issue is “finally closed.”
Her [Anna Veduta’s] involvement with Columbia University looks like more proof and confirmation that Navalny’s movement is interconnected with a long programme of colour revolutions in Eastern Europe and the countries of the former Soviet Union, supported by the US intelligence services and other Western states.
Recurrent conspiracy narrative on "colour revolutions". “A colour revolution, instigated by the Anglo-Saxons/America/the West” is the reaction of pro-Kremlin media whenever crowds gather in the streets to protest against corruption, government abuse and curbing of civil rights.
Alexey Navalny is a prominent Russian opposition leader, head of the Anti-Corruption Foundation FBK, who was brutally poisoned by the nerve agent Novichok in Omsk, Siberia. Pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about this poisoning are mutually exclusive: "Navalny was not poisoned", "he could have caused the coma himself", "his friend poisoned him", "he might had been injected with Novichok in Germany", "Khodorkovsky is the suspect number one in attack on Navalny" and others.
While portraying him as a "colour revolutions' mastermind" or an "anti Russian project", pro-Kremlin media also try to denigrate him saying that he is not even a true politician and enjoys no support.
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