Disinfo: Performers of the “Orange revolution” in Belarus have failed

Summary

Performers of the “Orange Revolution” in Belarus have failed. An attempt was made to implement a pre-designed programme against Belarus, which in such cases, be it Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine or the Arab countries, is immediately launched. The programmes are the same, in some cases they have peculiarities, unique developments conditioned by them. Nowadays, the technologies of the” orange revolution “are also developing. In Belarus, for example, there was no prominent opposition leader, but instead there were various directions of mass demonstrations directed from abroad, which was a novelty in the case of Belarus.

Disproof

This is part of an ongoing Russian disinformation campaign on Belarus based on recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives, such as accusing other countries of interference and portraying popular protests against electoral fraud in the country as a Western-led colour revolution.

There is no evidence that the West is trying to destabilise the situation or create a coup in Belarus.

There was no "Orange  revolution" in Belarus. Protests in the country  erupted to contest the results of the presidential elections in Belarus that took place on the 9 August, which are considered fraudulent by a large part of Belarusian society. The European Union has also stated that the elections were neither free nor fair.

Pro-Kremlin media frequently use disinformation narratives about popular protests around the world allegedly incited and funded by the US and other Western states. It has been applied, among others, to protests in Ukraine, Venezuela, Georgia, Armenia and Belarus, as well as to present a deceiving narrative on the aggressive West constantly preparing new coups.

Read similar disinformation cases: The Baltic States and Poland are blowing Belarus up from the inside, Ukrainian militants are staying in Belarus to carry out a coup d'etat, in Belarus, there are signs of a colour revolution, but a hybrid one,  that the protests in Belarus are a colour revolution conducted according to a Maidan scenario.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 214
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 11/09/2020
  • Language/target audience: Armenian
  • Country: Belarus
  • Keywords: Conspiracy theory, Colour revolutions, Conspiracy

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