There are two versions of the events [regarding the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoning the Russian ambassador in relation to the cyber attacks on Bundestag in 2015]. Either they have a trump card, for example a photo of S.Naryshkin [the director of Russian Foreign Intelligence Service] awarding a hacker for the attack, or the Germans really want the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, against the wishes of the other Europeans and Americans. The Germans are facing an enormous pressure and must make some kind of reverences. And the reverences to Americans are always Russia-related. […] And then there is a second reason, and I might be mistaken but I suspect it exists: the Russian envoy to Germany was summoned the next day after it was announced that Russia will hold a Victory day parade on the 24th of June. Earlier, it was discussed in Germany that it would be represented at a very high level, possibly the Chancellor, and now they have a pretext not to come.
What we are looking at [in the US] is the dress rehearsal for the Orange Revolution. Since there is no US embassy in the US, the dress rehearsal is not well organised. We have seen the technology that was copy-pasted across all the post-Soviet space and was recently used in Ukraine. It is when someone comes, puts people on their knees and forces them to apologize.
Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about colour revolutions. The widespread protests against racial injustice and police brutality broke out in the US after the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis on the 25th of May, 2020. The protests followed several high-profile incidents involving African Americans and the police, invoking debates about racism in the US. There is no evidence to suggest that the latest wave of protests is pre-arranged. Pro-Kremlin disinformation has consistently portrayed popular protests around the world - in Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Belarus, Hong Kong and elsewhere as organised by external actors, especially by the US. The disinformation message appeared in the same TV broadcast as the claims that symbols used during the protests in the US prove they are directed by Soros and the Democratic party.