Putin says Russia must prevent 'color revolution'

November 20, 2014 4:45 PM

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Putin says Russia must prevent 'color revolution'

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Moscow must prevent a "color revolution" in Russia and stop extremism, warning of the threat posed by illegal immigration and "radical" Internet sites that recruit youths.

Putin's comments at a meeting of his advisory Security Council on combating extremism, underlined his wariness about Russia being hit by a popular uprising like those in other former Soviet republics known as the color revolutions.

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