MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Western "spin doctors" have not abandoned plans to carry out color revolution scenarios in Russia, but these attempts are futile, Secretary of Russia's Security Council Nikolai Patrushev, said.
"Color revolutions are already a traditional political tool used by certain countries, aimed at destroying statehood and sovereignty under the pretext of democratization," Patrushev said in an interview with the Rossiiskaya Gazeta newspaper.
According to Patrushev, the Russian authorities have a strong grip on the internal situation in the country and will prevent any provocative and illegal actions.
"Attempts to carry out 'color revolutions' in our country are futile," the official stressed.
The term of "color revolutions" refers to a series of changes caused by anti-government protests in several countries, including post-Soviet states — the 2003 Rose Revolution in Georgia, the Orange Revolution in Ukraine in 2004 and Tulip Revolution in Kyrgyzstan in 2005.