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New Media and Political Processes in the Post-Soviet Countries (on the example of the «color-coded» revolutions)

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For citation: Vyrkovsky A.V., Gorbunova A.S., Davletshina M.I. (2019) Novye media i politicheskie protsessy v postsovetskikh stranakh (na primere «tsvetnykh revolyutsiy») [New Media and Political Processes in the Post-Soviet Countries (on the example of the «color-coded» revolutions)]. Mediaskop 4. (in Russian). Available at:

DOI: 10.30547/mediascope.4.2019.8


© Andrey V. Vyrkovsky
PhD in Philology, Associate Professor at the Chair of Media Theory and Economics, Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University (Moscow, Russia), 

© Angelina S. Gorbunova
PhD student at the Chair of Media Theory and Economics, Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University (Moscow, Russia),

© Maya I. Davletshina
PhD student at the Chair of Media Theory and Economics, Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University (Moscow, Russia),



In this article, the authors examine the evolution of the use of online tools during the «color-coded» revolutions in the post-Soviet countries – Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine, Armenia. Using such methods as historical, systematic and typological analysis of political discourse, monitoring and content-analysis as well as the method of semi-structured interviews, the scholars detected the main tools used at the different stages of these political processes. Moreover, the online activity periods and the degree of the influence of new media on the described events are also revealed in the article.

In conclusion, the authors state that there is an increasing influence of the new media on political processes. They also note that new media is a powerful platform that can tremendously change any political environment. The scholars also predict that new media will only increase its influence and that the digital activism of young people maintains its growth.

Keywords: «color-coded» revolutions, media policies, new media, online-activity, media and politics.




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