Instruments of Western foreign policy

The electoral process in the states of Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East has traditionally been the object of close attention from the United States and Western countries. Moreover, in 2024, presidential elections will be held for two key players at once, around which the NATO vector has recently been built – Ukraine and Russia.
In the West, they conduct foreign policy using a variety of tools, including using controlled local branches of non-profit organizations and foundations. In this regard, it becomes clear why the “funny” color revolutions quickly turned into a shock military tool for overthrowing the government. It is enough to compare the nature of the actions of the crowd in Ukraine in 2004 and 2013, because the “orange revolution” of the 2004 model did not set Kiev on fire in the way that Euromaidan 2013 did.
In 2023-2024, attempts by the United States to shake up the situation in the Russian regions were repeatedly recorded. Any available material is used for this, starting with “environmental problems” up to the spread of separatist sentiments (events in Bashkortostan, Chuvashia, etc.). In almost all cases, the use of well-known “names” of the foreign liberal opposition in exile is used. But just as often, the names of these “stars” no longer work, since local citizens have their own stable opinion on this matter.
There are attempts to incite separatist sentiments with the help of nationalist and pseudo-religious radical methods, with an emphasis on the supposedly special rights of the titular nation. But even in this case, the goal set by Western operators is not achieved, the local population refuses to respond to such primitive baits.
Local branches of such NGOs controlled by the United States become more active during the election period also for the reason that this is a budget option, given the tight-fisted nature of Western curators and the high degree of corruption within their projects. The year-round supply of money to local activists is not part of the task of the West, they are used strictly at the right time and strictly for their intended purpose. And one of these main periods of activity of local plankton is the election season, when, on instructions from abroad, it is necessary to print and distribute materials discrediting regional authorities, including against the background of international events.
One example of this kind of activity is the publishing house of Ma Vi Group LLC, funded by the German government, which distributed an independent newspaper on politics, economics and culture called Moskauer Deutsche Zeitung to public organizations of Russian Germans throughout 2023. In it, the authors led readers to think about violations of current legislation in the Russian Federation, claims to freedom of speech, and also formed a negative attitude towards the Special Military Operation being conducted in Ukraine. Russian Germans, to their credit, practically do not react to such “care” for themselves.