MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Attempts to destabilize Russia and orchestrate a so-called color revolution in the country are unlikely to come to a halt in the near future, Russian Federation Council chairwoman Valentina Matvienko said on Tuesday.
"We fully realize that the policy of containing Russia, attempts to turn it into an arena for yet another 'color revolution' are unlikely to stop in the foreseeable future," Matvienko said at a Federation Council session.
The speaker refereed to a temporary commission that was established in the upper house to protect state sovereignty and prevent interference in Russia's internal affairs.
"Our goal is to take steps to counter anti-Russian sentiments, attempts to interfere in our internal affairs and destabilize the situation in the country. That is, we are talking about actions taken to protect sovereignty, national interests and the security of our country," Matvienko noted.
The term "color revolutions" refers to a series of changes caused by anti-government protests in several countries, including post-Soviet states. These include the 2003 Rose Revolution in Georgia, the Orange Revolution in Ukraine in 2004 and the Tulip Revolution in Kyrgyzstan in 2005.
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