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Putin: Russia Must Do All It Can to Guard Against Color Revolutions

President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Moscow must do all it could to prevent extremism and stop "color revolutions" from reaching Russia.

"In the modern world extremism is being used as a geopolitical instrument and for remaking spheres of influence. We see what tragic consequences the wave of so-called color revolutions led to," he told his advisory Security Council, referring to popular uprisings in former Soviet republics.

"For us this is a lesson and a warning. We should do everything necessary so that nothing similar ever happens in Russia."

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