Disinfo: Soros did not spare any resources to cause chaos in post-Soviet countries

Summary

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the West continued to struggle to weaken Russian influence in the region. The institute of non-governmental organisations was launched, a tool that seemed innocent at first glance. This has become a real destructive international movement-Sorosisation. It has entered states like a moth, launched anti-Russian programmes in the name of fighting corruption, spread homosexuality, and deprived nations of their identities everywhere. The architect of the Colour revolutions, American Jew, billionaire George Soros did not spare money to turn the situation in post-Soviet countries into chaos, to appoint his people: Saakashvili in Georgia, Atambayev in Kyrgyzstan, Poroshenko in Ukraine, Pashinyan in Armenia. The puppet governments initiates the same process in every country: it removes mother tongue lessons, violates religion and the church, and replaces the traditional family with same-sex marriages.

Disproof

This is a conspiracy theory, presented without evidence, and consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives portraying George Soros and his foundation as villainous and bent on destroying Armenia and other countries, threatening national values. Part of this narrative is about painting civil uprisings in other countries as "colour revolutions" provoked by Soros. This is also present in the case of Georgia, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Venezuela, Bulgaria, Armenia and Slovakia.

Soros has been accused of a wide range of sins such as: destabilising Europe, attacking churches and traditional values as well as sponsoring the film the "Joker" as a tutorial for colour revolutions.

Read similar cases claiming that the Soros Foundation is organising clashes in Armenia, serving foreign agendas aimed at the collapse of Armenian statehood and that Armenia is occupied by Soros,  that Anti-Russian protests in Georgia provoked by the George Soros’ Open Society Foundation, that Soros is linked to the Orange Revolution and regime changes in Ukraine, or that George Soros’ funds prepared the ground for future coups in former Soviet states, and that Soros is trying to influence processes in Belarus and around the world.

Read more about how pro-Kremlin disinformation outlets target George Soros.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 212
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/09/2020
  • Language/target audience: Armenian
  • Country: Kirgizstan, Armenia, Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia
  • Keywords: Anti-Russian, Colour revolutions, Conspiracy, George Soros

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