January 26, 2014

The Color Revolutions Are Dead

Anne Applebaum, Washington Post

The Associated Press

it’s time to abandon the myth of the “color revolutions”: the belief that peaceful demonstrators, aided by a bit of Western media training, will eventually rise up and nonviolently overthrow the corrupt oligarchies that have run most of the post-Soviet orbit since 1991. The history of Ukraine, from the 2004 Orange Revolution until now, has proved this belief to be false.

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TAGGED: Kiev, Viktor Yanukovych, Russia, Orange Revolution, Ukraine, Europe

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