The Soros Foundation is a threat to Armenia

Summary

All Soros Foundations are involved in politics, in the organisation of change of power in several states. The last country where the Foundation stopped working was Turkey. President Erdogan accused Soros of financing protests against the government. The Russian Prosecutor General’s Office said that Soros’ organisations are a threat to the constitutional system and the security of the state. Meanwhile, the former head of the Armenian NSS (KGB) stated that the Soros Foundation is a threat to Armenia.

Disproof

This is a conspiracy theory, presented without evidence, and consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives portraying George Soros and his foundation as a villainous and bent on destroying Armenia and other countries. Read similar cases claiming that Soros foundation is organising clashes in Armenia, serving foreign agendas aimed at the collapse of Armenian statehood, and that Armenia is occupied by Soros.

The Soros Foundation has been supporting human rights, education, research, media and other democratic activities in Armenia since 1997.

Soros has been falsely accused (without evidence) of a wide range of sins: destabilising Europe, organising colour revolutions, attacking churches and traditional values as well as sponsoring the film "Joker" as a tutorial for colour revolutions.

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

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  • Reported in: Issue 174
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 22/11/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Armenia, Turkey
  • Keywords: security threat, Colour revolutions, Conspiracy, George Soros
  • Outlet: Sputnik Armenia
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Disproof

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