May 7, 2011

Saakashvili’s Visit to Batumi Dolphinarium in Focus of Russian Media

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili’s visit to the Batumi dolphinarium has appeared in the focus of interest for the Russian media.

Details of Saakashvili’s visit were covered by RTVi TV, Echo of Moscow Radio and Interfax.

Interfax says Saakashvili confused his guards by ‘putting his head into the mouth of one of the dolphins’.

‘The dolphin was well-disposed towards the President, whispering something into his ear. Surrounding people applauded Saakashvili after being shocked for several times’, Interfax said.

This interpretation by Interfax was criticized by the Russian media itself.

According to Newsru, ‘Saakashvili really lent to one of the dolphins, though he did not put his head into its mouth’.
Echo of Moscow Radio and RTVi TV say Saakashvili hugged and kissed one of the dolphins.

Mikheil Saakashvili visited the Batumi dolphinarium following a police parade held in Batumi, Adjara region, yesterday.
The dolphinarium resumed functioning this year after a 20-year break.

Source: Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili visit the Batumi dolphinarium