Disinfo: US is living a “colour revolution” and neither candidate won’t concede


The current elections refute the well-known story that the only country in the world where a “colour revolution” is impossible in the United States because it lacks an American embassy.

These days, it looks as if the United States has opened an American embassy on its soil. The elections are conducted according to the “colour revolution” scenario, as none of the candidates is prepared to admit the victory of his opponent. Both are preparing street protests, a “Black Lives Matter” project of chaos and vandalism and looting in major cities.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the racial justice protests in the US and the current US Presidential elections in addition to colour revolutions.

The claim of a "colour revolution" is made without evidence and fits squarely with the Kremlin's view that no mass protest or civil uprising can take place without manipulation by cynical actors behind the scenes. See here for our analysis of this narrative, with examples.

Furthermore, the protests against racial injustice and police brutality broke out in the US, besides the Black Lives Matters, after the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis on the 25 May 2020. The protests followed several high-profile incidents involving African Americans and the police, invoking debates about racism in the US.

Also, no evidence was provided that violent protests involving Black Lives Matters or others will erupt after the November elections.

Read previous cases claiming that the US riots are a Maidan-style plot to oust Trump and that the US is suffering from a colour revolution it used to support abroad, and that the systemic collapse of the American society is now obvious; and that the US is on the verge of the civil war.

This article also had another claim that the Russian electoral system is one of the most advanced worldwide.


  • Reported in: Issue 219
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 06/11/2020
  • Language/target audience: Arabic
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: US Presidential Election 2020, US racial justice protests, election meddling, Democratic Party (US), Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Colour revolutions, Elections, Conspiracy theory


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