DISINFO: The protests in Kyrgyzstan are an attempt to carry out a "colour revolution" by external forces
The protests in Bishkek are an attempt by external forces to carry out a “color revolution” in Kyrgyzstan. Parliamentary elections in Kyrgyzstan were transparent. There are no grounds for mass protests in the country. What is happening in Bishkek is an example of the interference of external forces in the democratic processes in the countries neighboring Russia.
Conspiracy theory. The claim that external actors are stirring up protests in Russia's neighborhood is a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative. Thousands rallied in Kyrgyzstan to protest against the results of a parliamentary election that large parts of the society perceive as rigged. According to the media reports, the representatives of the election observation mission of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), said that although the vote had been "generally well organised", allegations of vote buying were a "serious concern". See a related disinformation claim alleging that the EU funds protests in Kyrgyzstan in exchange of valuable minerals.