Disinfo: The masters of the colour revolution in Armenia are only interested in creating problems for Russia

Summary

The colour revolution in Armenia was aimed at changing the geopolitical direction of our country, and destroying the traditional value system. The breakdown of allied relations with Russia, the withdrawal of the Russian military base and Russian border guards are the desired end of the “revolutionaries”. That is why countries with close ties with Russia are targeted with colour coups. The masters of the revolution are interested only in creating problems for Russia. They are not interested in how the Republic of Armenia will solve its military security problems. Armenia is isolated from its main foreign partners and is led by the foreign masters of the 2018 colour revolution. It is no secret that Anglo-Saxons played an important role in the internal Armenian processes of 2018.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory and recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about lost sovereignty and threatened values as well as colour revolutions . This narrative portrays any spontaneous disorders and civil uprisings in other states, especially the former Soviet republics, as West-funded "coups".

There was no coup d'etat 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". “The street movement is against my tenure. I am fulfilling your demand,” his statement said.

The disinformation narrative has been applied, among others, to report about protests in Ukraine, Venezuela, Georgia, and Belarus, with the aim to portray the West as an aggressive actor constantly preparing new coups.

It is also aimed at discrediting a number of democratic and liberal concepts such as civil society, and to question the legitimacy of Armenian state institutions.

See earlier disinformation cases alleging that global neo-colonialists stage colour revolutions and conquer indigenous national elites, that the Anglo-Saxons rule America “from abroad” and are now trying to control Russia, that Armenia is under Soros occupation, and that agents of Soros are destroying Armenian statehood, that  Armenia is under Anglo-American occupation, and that Open Society Foundations-Armenia, as well as dozens of other foundations and NGOs in Armenia, are serving foreign agendas aimed at the collapse of Armenian statehood, Armenia is occupied by foreign agent network.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 201
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 31/05/2020
  • Language/target audience: Armenian
  • Country: Armenia, Russia
  • Keywords: Western values, Colour revolutions, Coup

Disclaimer

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