There are no prerequisites for possible “color” revolutions in Russia today, and there is confidence that the implementation of such scenarios in the country will not be allowed, Secretary of Russia’s Security Council, Nikolai Patrushev said.
“Color revolutions are exported from abroad, and the scenarios of such coups have been carefully polished by Western technologies. We have seen their “good work” in some post-Soviet states, in the Middle East and North Africa. These activities are financed from the outside too. The recipients of those funds should be accountable to their foreign customers and execute their will and recommendations that are more similar to instructions,” said Patrushev, when asked about the possibility of an orange scenario to occur in Russia.
In an interview with the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper, he said that in the autumn of 2011, Russia became “a test ground for the use of information, organizational and other external tools of interference in internal affairs.” In this situation, Russia took measures to maintain stability. There were amendments approved to adequate laws, the activities of some NGOs were stopped. Patrushev said that the names of sponsors and organizers of anti-government actions were known to the Russian authorities, the Russian News Service reports.
According to Patrushev, some members of opposition movements and radical structures tried to use the political activity of citizens to provoke riots.
- Print version
- Send to friend
“Under the slogan of defending civil liberties, public order would be violated and provocations would be committed. We saw it in Moscow on May 6 of this year. Such illegal actions were aimed at undermining the political situation in the country,” the Secretary of the Security Council said.
In these conditions, there were necessary steps taken at the state level to maintain stability. “Necessary amendments to legislation were introduced, the activities of several non-governmental international organizations were stopped. Some of them were directly financed by the U.S. State Department,” Patrushev said, noting that the measures proved effective. Law enforcement agencies could protect the population within the limits of law.
“We know the names of “directors” and sponsors of anti-government actions – they are not going to give up their plans … There are no prerequisites for possible color revolutions in Russia today. There is confidence that the implementation of such scenarios will not be allowed in the country,” the official said.