DISINFO: The West has launched a second wave of colour revolutions
  • Outlet: iravunk.com (archived)*
  • Date of publication: November 16, 2019
  • Outlet language(s): Armenian
  • Reported in: Issue 176
  • Countries / regions discussed: China, Russia
West Encircling Russia Arab Spring Destabilising Russia Colour revolutions Middle East

DISINFO: The West has launched a second wave of colour revolutions


The West has launched a second wave of colour revolutions with wider geography. The goal is to create a zone of instability around Russia, China, and Germany, with a new chain of coups. An example of such actions is the series of Arab Spring in the Greater Middle East. The aim was to control oil production, to weaken Russia’s traditional and China’s growing influence over Arab countries. And to export processes to rival countries.


This is a conspiracy which presents many social and political events in various countries as a consequence of West-instigated provocations against Russia and China. It is consistent with a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative presenting colour revolutions as the West's attempts to create instability around all Russian border and to encircle Russia and to destabilise China. The narrative has been applied, among others, to report about protests in Ukraine, Georgia, Belarus, and Hong Kong as well as to portray the West as an aggressive actor constantly preparing new coups. Read similar cases about the US using all colour revolution technologies to destabilize China and to create a belt of instability around Russia, Arab spring being directed by global elites, as well as the US being responsible for colour revolutions, coups and occupation of Germany and Japan.


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