WEST TRIES TO USE EXTREMISM FOR COLOR REVOLUTIONS IN RUSSIA — FEDERATION COUNCIL SPEAKER
April 01, 13:33 UTC+3
Extremism is used as a geopolitical instrument, for reshaping the
spheres of influence, overthrowing undesireble regimes by the means
of organizing ‘color revolutions’, Federation Council Speaker says
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MOSCOW, April 1. /TASS/. The West uses political, ethnic and religious
extremism as a geopolitical instrument, including for trying to
organize “color revolutions” in Russia, Federation Council Speaker
Valentina Matviyenko said on Wednesday.
“Extremism is used as a geopolitical instrument, for reshaping
the spheres of influence, overthrowing regimes undesirable for
some countries by the means of organizing ‘color revolutions’,”
Matviyenko said. “The West makes attempts to organize them [‘color
revolutions’] in Russia as well,” she added. These efforts are directed
at “discrediting the authorities and destabilizing the situation in
Russia, and using both extremist elements and opposition for that,”
the speaker noted.
“The Russian government does not plan to embark on a course of
‘tightening screws’ and suppressing ‘dissent’,” Matviyenko stressed.
“The authorities are ready for dialogue with the opposition, they will
continue to develop partnership with the civil society. Such dialogue
and such partnership are important,” she said. However, “it is useless
to start discussions with those who works on orders from abroad, in the
interests of a foreign country or foreign countries,” Matviyenko added.
The policies of the Russian leadership enjoys “support of the
majority,” she said. In this sense, a “color revolution” is not a
threat to Russia, she added. “We once again saw on the example of
Ukraine how important it is for the state to be the state, and not
the power instrument for oligarchic clans, certain social groups,”