Update 10/5/18 -11:57 pm UTC+1 – The following piece of Fake News, made its way into Novorosinform, a normally reliable source, but one which supports the view that the events in Armenia on May 8th represent a ‘Color Revolution’. While that point is probably the case, as a forth-coming analysis on FRN will articulate based on our particular reputation for expertise in this area, TASS news agency issued a clear rebuttal to the Fake News you will read below. Therefore we issue this retraction, but also keep the original text for posterity sake, as we may better examine the nature and patterns exhibited in Fake News. The story originally ran earlier today at 11:45 pm UTC+1 on FRN
Update 11/5/18 – 12:10 am UTC+1 – The translator has tracked down the original source of the Fake News that Novorosinform ran yesterday. It ran on Vestkavkaza first. One sign that the story was fake was that the Novorosinform version did not include the link to the original story, where the credibility an primary source claims could be scrutinized. – ed.
Yerevan, Novorosinform: With his first decree, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan canceled Victory Day.
The new Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan canceled the Victory Day celebration on May 9 with his first decree, the Caucasus Newspaper reported with reference to the press release of the Armenian Cabinet of Ministers.
“Armenia has celebrated the Victory Day imposed by the Soviet regime for the last time. It was not our war, but thousands and hundreds of thousands of Armenians died, defending the imperial interests of Stalin in his battle with former friends – Nazi Germany,” Pashinyan said.
According to him, thanks to this decree, Armenia “synchronizes the national memory” with the countries of the European Union and “will take one more step towards unity with the family of European nations”.
“The capitulation was signed on May 8. The fact that the wounded pride of Soviet leaders led to the appearance of another piece of paper the next day did not change the essence of the event: the whole of Europe and the whole world celebrate their victory over Nazism on May 8, and now Armenia along with them,” the Armenian Premier added.
On May 8, Russian President Vladimir Putin held telephone talks with the elected Prime Minister of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan.
The Russian president congratulated Pashinyan on his election to the high office and wished him every success. Also, the interlocutors congratulated each other on the Victory Day.
Recall, Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan resigned amid massive protests in Yerevan.
The “Novorossiya” news agency wrote that traditional “Maidan” technologies are used in mass rallies in Armenia.
According to Dmitry Peskov, Putin’s press secretary, the situation in Armenia and Kiev in 2014 is completely different, and such a comparison is inappropriate.
But several experts believe that the NATO countries had a hand in the mass protests in Armenia.