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Gerasimov: “color revolutions” are part of hybrid wars, and they can only be countered by using the same hybrid methods.

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At the Academy of Military Sciences, a discussion was held on methods to counter the “color revolutions”, the Chief of the General Staff Valery Gerasimov spoke on this issue, the newspaper reported Kommersant.


Gerasimov: “color revolutions” are part of hybrid wars, and they can only be countered by using the same hybrid methods.


According to the newspaper, Gerasimov in his report noted that "the integral parts of hybrid wars are the so-called color revolutions, cyber attacks, preparatory activities in the format of" soft power "."

The “color revolution” essentially means a coup d'état. However, to respond to this threat by using the army in this case is impossible. “It is necessary to counteract them only by the same hybrid methods,” he quotes Gerasimov’s words.

According to the speaker, an example of a comprehensive response can serve as an anti-terrorist operation in Syria, during which “non-military methods of influence” are also conducted.

Andrei Manoilo, a member of the Academy of Military Sciences, also considers the “color revolution” to be a genuine threat. He noted that the development of the General Staff to counter this threat is "very professional."

“Usually, generals are preparing for wars of the past, but in this case, the General Staff is ahead of the curve,” he said.

According to Manoilo, “members of the network structures for engaging citizens in protest activities should be recognized as participants of hybrid wars and equated to saboteurs.” “Such network structures are no different from those used by terrorists. The experience of the Ministry of Defense, accumulated in the North Caucasus and in recent conflicts, can be successfully applied, ”he believes.
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  1. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 1 March 2016 12: 23
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    According to Manoilo, “members of the network structures for engaging citizens in protest activities should be recognized as participants of hybrid wars and equated to saboteurs.” “Such network structures are no different from those used by terrorists. The experience of the Ministry of Defense, accumulated in the North Caucasus and in recent conflicts, can be successfully applied, ”he believes.

    But there is a question with excesses on the ground. And somehow strangely we apply Art. 282, aka "lighter". Only in relation to the Russians.
    1. cniza
      cniza 1 March 2016 12: 32
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      The experience of the Ministry of Defense gained in the North Caucasus and in recent conflicts can be successfully applied, ”he said.


      A very correct approach, elections are coming soon and there will be many attempts to shake things up.
      1. Temples
        Temples 1 March 2016 12: 34
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        They need to be counteracted only with the same hybrid methods.

        Good idea.
        Only not on its territory you need to look for the enemy.
        Shuher need to direct on enemy territory.
        In the meantime, we call them partners, they are arranging for us a revolution.
        For more than a hundred years the same song.
        Why not help blacks build their country in America.
        And somehow it doesn’t work out right - there are African-Americans, but there is no African-American republic in North America yet.
        1. Tatyana
          Tatyana 1 March 2016 12: 40
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          From the text of the article
          Gerasimov: "color revolutions" are part of hybrid wars, and they can only be counteracted using the same hybrid methods "

          I totally agree! You can’t say better.
          It is a pity that not all Russians, especially civilians, understand this yet.
        2. vladimirw
          vladimirw 1 March 2016 12: 43
          +4
          Temples - Good point.
          Only not on its territory you need to look for the enemy.
          I do not agree, we have enough enemies in the Russian Federation, look in the box, through one Russophobia and geyropeytsy, liberals and do not hide it! Full name are needed or will you find it yourself?
          You have to start with them!
          1. Vita vko
            Vita vko 1 March 2016 13: 07
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            The terms "color revolution", "Maidan", "moderate terrorists (opposition)" and others, these are terms intended for informational cover in the media for ordinary coups and illegal overthrow of the government. And this is done mainly only in order to go beyond the framework of international law, which clearly says that there should not be any diplomatic or other types of relations with the regimes that have committed a coup d'etat.
            It is a pity that not only political scientists, many politicians use these artificial terms that distort international law and mislead the population of many countries.
            1. Temples
              Temples 1 March 2016 17: 43
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              You have to start with them!

              With these you need to continue!
              We have a lot of enemies. It is a fact.
              Comrades are working in this direction.
              Reveal and neutralize.
              And thank them for that!
          2. askort154
            askort154 1 March 2016 13: 10
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            vladimirw .... I do not agree, we have enough enemies in the Russian Federation, look in the box, through one Russophobe and geyropeytsy

            Yeah. The most dangerous thing is that almost all of them are teachers and professors from
            educational institutions. Particularly hard-core liberals and Russophobes have settled at the HSE. Thousands of people pass through their "political views"
            young students. In this matter, we have full connivance, as it turned out in Ukraine. They brought up the generation of banderlogs.
          3. Ze Kot
            Ze Kot 1 March 2016 22: 03
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            Quote: vladimirw
            we have enough enemies in the Russian Federation, look in the box, through one Russophobia and gay men, liberalists do not hide it! Full name are needed or will you find it yourself?
            You have to start with them!



            Exactly ! Color revolution is possible where special services do not finish
        3. Per se.
          Per se. 1 March 2016 13: 39
          +1
          Quote: Temples
          It’s just not on your territory that you need to look for the enemy. Schucher needs to be guided in the territory of the enemy.
          One does not interfere with the other, rather, on the contrary, these are two sides of the same coin. On its territory, it is necessary to get rid of foreign agents of influence, the harm from which is sometimes commensurate with a lost war. So, for example, the Soviet Union was not destroyed to a small degree. Otherwise, it’s hard to disagree with you, you need to transfer problems to the United States, there are a lot of things waiting in the wings, from the past genocide of the Indians and the black slave trade, seized land from the same Mexico, a dubious deal in Alaska, a bunch of social and religious issues. The problem is that, unlike the Anglo-Saxons, Russia generously did not do such things, it is difficult to beat the insolence, meanness and duplicity of the Anglo-Saxons. Therefore, we must not copy their dirty methods, created under their rotten essence, but fight in what Russia has always been strong in from a position of justice.
          1. Winnie76
            Winnie76 2 March 2016 09: 32
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            Get rid of how? To shoot for posts on Facebook? How in Ukraine, to poison teachers at the university? Chic option. And you can send a brow with an ice ax to Ponomarev. Or introduce tests for loyalty ... Hto not jump ..., SUGS and etc.
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      3. dauria
        dauria 1 March 2016 13: 07
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        Very correct approach, elections soon ....


        smile Interesting approach. Any opposition party or group falls into the "saboteurs"? Then write down Greenpeace as well. Organized and conduct protest activities. laughing
        1. terehvlad
          terehvlad 1 March 2016 17: 29
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          hehe "Greenpeace" - takes care of our nature-pff-f-f!

          And these people founded the World Wide Fund for Nature. In order to be better understood, I even made a tablet.
          Look, there are five of them.
          - Firstly, they are all Anglo-Saxons.
          - Secondly, three of their five are descendants of a noble known family.

          “And one of them, Godfrey Rockefeller, is still noble, and famous and influential.”

          - At least it is reliably known that four of them studied at prestigious educational institutions.
          - One of the five headed the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Great Britain, and two were generally military.
          - Three of them held high posts, and one was an Olympic champion.
          - At least two were involved in politics and public activities. At least four were engaged in scientific work, and, again, four were awarded various awards.

          http://poznavatelnoe.tv/node/3343
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  2. gray smeet
    gray smeet 1 March 2016 12: 23
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    Yeah, let's think, otherwise the elections are coming soon ... it’s not an honor to stir ...
    1. Pravdarm
      Pravdarm 1 March 2016 12: 30
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      Yes, the elections promise to be enchanting! Already felt the preparation of liberals for protests and stink against the election results! The Anti-Corruption Fund (FBK) of Navalny (USA) is seething!
      Ushlepkov needs to know in person: https://fbk.info/about/
    2. alicante11
      alicante11 1 March 2016 13: 07
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      Yeah, let's think, otherwise the elections are coming soon ... it’s not an honor to stir ...


      Yes, calm down. Never protesters, even if there are many of them, even if they have bats, shields, pots on their heads and "Molotov cocktails", they will never be able to resist decisive actions of law enforcement officers. Not to mention the army. The simplest moment, riot police, BB-shniki, will win against any protesters due to discipline and organization, plus tear gas, rubber bullets and armored vehicles. Well-trained, trained fighters and firearms are required to confront the security forces. But it is impossible to create large enough units of this type in secret. Therefore, the FSB will defeat them even before they have completed half of the training course. Stupidly transplanted. And even if it is possible to create such detachments, they will not withstand the regular troops and special forces. The Chinese in Tiananmen showed how to crush color revolutions, in the literal sense.

      "Color revolutions" win only when the security forces are not ordered to disperse the "protesters." And this happens only in two cases, either the elite (most of it) wants a change of power, or the elite (most of it) capitulates and surrenders the top of power. Then the security officials are seized by "paralysis", as it was with the State Emergency Committee or with the Ukrainian "Berkut".

      So we can relax and observe either the dispersal of the next Bolotnaya or the new Maidan, which will be the will of the Russian oligarchs.
      Of course, you can try to arrange an "anti-Maidan". But the Ukrainian attempt at anti-Maidan is not impressive. Although, of course, in order not to pull out your hair later, it is better to lay down your head with them, defending the Motherland, but you just need to be ready not only to wave flags and not only fight, but also die.
      1. Altona
        Altona 1 March 2016 14: 04
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        Quote: alicante11

        "Color revolutions" win only when the security forces are not ordered to disperse the "protesters." And this happens only in two cases, either the elite (most of it) wants a change of power, or the elite (most of it) capitulates and surrenders the top of power. Then the security officials are seized by "paralysis", as it was with the State Emergency Committee or with the Ukrainian "Berkut".

        --------------------
        You have correctly stated, because without rotting from above, fermentation from below will not give anything. And most often it rotts from the head and we even see where, but for someone above these "cancerous tumors" of management are pleasant and useful.
  3. Thrall
    Thrall 1 March 2016 12: 24
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    The right people were engaged in counteraction to color revolutions and called everything by their proper names.
  4. Tor5
    Tor5 1 March 2016 12: 24
    +1
    Strength (in any manifestation) can and should be answered only by force!
  5. polite people
    polite people 1 March 2016 12: 24
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    Under politics in the Soviet Union, there could be no talk of any hybrid wars. So we have where to take the experience. Humpbacked and Tagged left, so we need to build a new, strong Russia. Thank God there is with whom.
    1. ban1410
      ban1410 1 March 2016 12: 42
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      So far, only a very stealing woman has managed ...
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  7. dr.star75
    dr.star75 1 March 2016 12: 27
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    "Members of network structures for involving citizens in protest activities should be recognized as participants in hybrid wars and equated with saboteurs." - And judge by the laws of war! How many in red jackets went on the Maidan? Has anyone isolated them?
    1. wasjasibirjac
      wasjasibirjac 1 March 2016 13: 24
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      Quote: dr.star75
      How many in red jackets went on the Maidan? Has anyone isolated them?

      Maidan won in Ukraine. that is why these "red jackets" are not traders, but honored revolutionaries.
      According to the speaker, an example of a comprehensive response can serve as an anti-terrorist operation in Syria, during which “non-military methods of influence” are also conducted.
  8. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 1 March 2016 12: 28
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    they can only be counteracted using the same hybrid methods

    In Russia they say for a long time: "They knock out a wedge with a wedge".
  9. vladimirvn
    vladimirvn 1 March 2016 12: 32
    +1
    “Usually, generals are preparing for wars of the past, but in this case, the General Staff is ahead of the curve,” he said.
    Well what to say. Well done! good
    1. KBR109
      KBR109 1 March 2016 12: 53
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      What is the lead there? It all started with the revolutions in North Africa, tailing it - but let it be better than nothing. Ukraine is the brightest and most painful example for us. Advance, damn it, directly own thought ... what
  10. pts-m
    pts-m 1 March 2016 12: 43
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    two opposing forces, like chess players think over their moves. but the one who counts the move ahead of the opponent wins. although the process is influenced by many factors, from spectators to the political weather in this tournament.
  11. avva2012
    avva2012 1 March 2016 12: 50
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    Well, that’s all right. That's just not GSh should do this in my opinion.
    How will he track fans going to specific rallies? There are other structures for this. It’s a long time since it’s time to have problems at work, study and in personal life of people inclined to organize a civil war in the country. It is even better that their relatives also have problems. And then, some sort of sop-k, waving the Ukronazi flag, and his father has a department or some kind of business. Carefully, it is necessary to explain, so that then, daddy could dabble his brains to his boob, if he hadn’t spotted it before.
  12. Asian
    Asian 1 March 2016 13: 21
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    With such an attitude towards the people, someone is chewing, someone is eating up salt without salt; there will be a revolution; this is a proven fact, as soon as economically people start to live poorly, there is confusion.
  13. sergeyzzz
    sergeyzzz 1 March 2016 13: 25
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    I absolutely agree with the author. The United States managed to break up the USSR because of the deeply ingrained dogmatism in the mind. Well, there will be no more large-scale tank battles in the nuclear age, no! There will be traitors with colored flags on the streets marching and decaying our minds with you. My question is: of you reading this article, did anyone even lift a finger to counter the libel of the representatives of the 5th column? If we sit back, they will ruin Russia as well. I’m not talking about the time for barricades, but about explanatory work among friends, relatives, and acquaintances.
  14. Fat
    Fat 1 March 2016 13: 55
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    A member of the Academy of Military Sciences, Andrei Manoilo, also considers the “color revolution” an ill-conceived threat. He noted that the development of the General Staff to counter this threat is "very professional."

    And you know, it is felt, for example, in the programs of the 5th (St. Petersburg channel), in particular, in programs dedicated to the "outstanding" role of NS. Khrushchev in the construction of communism and the degradation of the CPSU, selections of films and TV series ...
    I like it.
  15. Luga
    Luga 1 March 2016 16: 48
    +1
    In my opinion, a military man should not be involved in politics, his task is to shoot at whoever the commander shows him. And, in any case, the military should in no way be entrusted with solving internal policy issues. If our general staff begins to decide who is an internal enemy and who is not, trouble awaits us. To combat the internal enemy, there must be (and are) other structures trained and staffed accordingly. Under the pretext that there is a "hybrid war" to delegate political investigations to the military, and the author proposes exactly this, after which it remains to add the criminal investigation department there (and what, criminals are also internal enemies), and, perhaps, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the FSB can be disbanded in fig - why pay them in vain? And Kuzhugetich (health to him) will receive almost a monopoly on the use of violence within the law on the territory of the Russian Federation.