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Estonian was taken for Russian, strangled and sprayed with water in the Parliament of Georgia

Summary of Disinformation

Georgian radicals and opposition, who disrupted the session of the Inter-parliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy in Tbilisi, strangled and poured water on the representative of Estonia, mistaking him for Russian.


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Disproof

The disinformation message appeared in the context of the protests in Georgia.

During a meeting of the members of Inter-parliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy, Russian State Duma Deputy Sergei Gavrilov sat in the Georgian parliament speaker's seat. When the Georgians began to demand that the representatives of Russia should leave there was confusion about the nationality of Estonian delegates. According to the Estonian parliamentarian who was present at the event, the conflict died out after he explained they were from Estonia. According to the Estonian parliamentarian there was no physical contact or spilling of water, only verbal skirmish.

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Reported in: Issue 156
Date: 21.06.2019
Language: Russian
Country: Estonia
Keywords: Russo-Georgian War
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: riafan.ru regnum.ru nation-news.ru kompravda.eu prinmedia.ru eg.ru
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