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Armenia: The Ghost of the Color Revolution

Armenia: the Ghost of the Color Revolution
After Ukraine, another ex-Soviet republic is facing biggest public protests in years with opposition leaders trying to hijack legitimate popular movement into an illegitimate coup.

In an article entitled “Armenian protests resemble Ukrainian Maidan coup scenario — Russian MP”, carried by RT, Upper House MP Igor Morozov is warning that “Armenia is now close to a coup d’etat with use of firearms. According to Mr.Morozov, “This is going to happen unless President Serge Sargsyan learns some lessons from the Ukrainian Maidan and makes some conclusions”.

Igor Morozov is echoed by the head of the Federation Council’s Foreign Relations Committee Konstantin Kosachev. Mr. Kosachev  drew a direct parallel between the events in Armenia and other Color Revolutions, remarking that “So far the situation appears to be developing as a conflict among people who are unhappy with their socio-economic well-being. But we should not deceive ourselves, all color revolutions developed in similar scenarios. Armenia is not guaranteed from such outcome”.

Soren Liborious, spokesperson of the EU delegation in Russia(studio guest), Richard Giragosian, Founding Director of the Regional Studies Center (Yerevan), Nikita Danyuk, from the People's Friendship University of Russia and Alexander Markarov, Director of the Armenian branch of the CIS Institute commented on the issue.

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