According to former Russian KGB Agent Yuri Brezemov, Russia uses a four-part strategy to topple governments:
Demoralization is designed to weaken the individuals in the society. Things such as people dying from a pandemic, losing their jobs, losing their homes, losing pandemic relief, stress, harnessing of internal hatred for fellow members of society, fear of law enforcement, fear of being taken from the streets by unknown factions parading as law enforcement.
Destabilization is designed to weaken the institution itself and includes severing ties with allies, open lying and falsification of facts, departure from world organizations like the World Health Organization, departing from well-established standards such as ensuring the independence of U.S. Department of Justice, Inspector Generals, respecting the checks and balances that exist among the three branches of government, cultivating national dissension between law enforcement and the people, infringing upon the cultural standards that support an institution such as the United States, holding secret meetings with adversaries such as Russia and destroying translator transcripts, granting pardons to allies and friends convicted of crimes, using federal office to enlist personal favors and business and various other types of acts that go against the standards of America’s Democracy.
Crisis occurs when the institution begins to topple and the person orchestrating the subversion begins to establish despotic rule. Citizens are grappling with the changes and begin to push back and revolt. Ultimately, the despot uses military and other forces to quail to uprising.
4. Normalcy occurs when the despot gains asserts dictatorial control over the population and gives rise to a new normal where he/she alone dominates control.