"Mr Putin criticised the 'revolutions' that have taken place in Georgia and Ukraine - dubbed the 'rose revolution' and the 'orange revolution' respectively - saying that 'they will think of something like blue' next time.
Rose and blue are colours associated in Russia with homosexuality. "
If those around you agree completely with your worldview, everywhere you turn there is complete assent and no disagreement on it whatsoever, it can seem as if the whole world agrees with it too. (The Hollywood problem.) The problem with the Kremlin today is that it is insular in its views and there is complete agreement on them. And that has shown itself most clearly in Putin's reaction to Ukraine.