Disinfo: US is stirring up conflicts around Russia aiming to achieve destabilisation in the post-Soviet space


The US media quite lightheartedly disclose that the US is aiming to achieve destabilisation in the post-Soviet space and indicate why they are doing it: since Russia dares reclaim the status of a global player and meddles in the world’s agenda, it will get punished by a ring of fire around the post-Soviet space. There are always smouldering internal conflicts and what [the US] is doing is stirring them up, no wonder they all went up in one go and are so similar.


Conspiracy theory, based on a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the US presence in Europe and colour revolutions.

There is no evidence that the US is trying to destabilise Russia. The US State Department informs that "the United States would like to move beyond the current low level of trust with Russia, stabilise our relationship, and cooperate where possible and when it is in the core U.S. national security interest to do so. [...] The long-term goal of the United States is to see Russia become a constructive stakeholder in the global community."

Pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives frequently claim that popular protests around the world are allegedly incited, and funded, by the US and other Western states, including colour revolutions in post-Soviet states, the “Arab Spring” revolts, Euromaidan in Ukraine, protests in Catalonia and others. This narrative claims that protests, disorders, and civil uprisings are never manifestations of popular discontent but are “colour revolutions” directed and funded by the West.

See similar cases claiming that Ukraine is stirring up revolutions in Belarus and Russia under the control of RAND corporation, that Belarus is under attack by the unilateral globalist world to indirectly destabilise Vladimir Putin, or that the West's attack against Belarus is also an attack against Russia.


  • Reported in: Issue 215
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 09/10/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Belarus, US
  • Keywords: Colour revolutions


Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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