Russia

Russia Keeping an Eye on Events in Former Soviet Republics

Revolutions have a tendency to upset the status quo

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MOSCOW, Dec. 10 (UPI) — A close adviser to the Russian president said the Kremlin was paying close attention to "events" in former republics of the Soviet Union.

Nikolai Patrushev, the head of the Security Council of Russia, said the Kremlin is keeping a close eye on potential "color revolutions" in former republics.

"Events are in motion in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Ukraine; we're dealing with it every day. Are these (events) a danger for us? Yes," he was quoted by state-run news agency RIA Novosti as saying.