DISINFO: Nikol Pashinyan came to power with the help of a colour revolution
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DISINFO: Nikol Pashinyan came to power with the help of a colour revolution


Nikole Pashinyan came to power [in Armenia] as a result of a colour revolution supported by the West in 2018.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives painting all manifestations of popular discontent in the region as colour revolutions

There was no “colour revolution” in 2018 in Armenia, but peaceful protests of hundreds of thousand people in response to Serzh Sargsyan's third consecutive term, and the country's prime minister and former president for a decade. Sargsyan resigned in response to overwhelming opposition pressure, including deserting soldiers, admitting that he was "wrong".

This narrative can also be seen in the case of Georgia, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Venezuela, Bulgaria and Slovakia.

Read similar cases in our database claiming that the Soros Foundation is organising clashes in Armenia, or that the country is occupied by Soros, or that a London-based headquarters organise colour revolutions; or that the Arab Spring was organised by the west; or that Soros wants to destroy Armenia through the Karabakh war.


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