Embassy of Russia in Germany is outraged by the publication of the German magazine Focus on Chancellor Angela Merkel in which the President of the aggressor state Vladimir Putin called a “dog”. A message posted on Twitter of the diplomatic mission.
Attached to the tweet a photograph of the page of publication, on which in large red font printed the following: “She (Merkel – ed.) is afraid of Putin’s dog, but the dog is not afraid of Putin.”
Dem #FOCUS provozierend scheint es zu sein. Ist es? Nein. Abgeschmackt und doof? Ganz bestimmt. Was meint aber @RegSprecher? pic.twitter.com/tEF5fveLoa
– Botschaft Russlands (@RusBotschaft) 12 September, 2017 R.
“The magazine Focus, it seems provocative. Is it really so? No. Tasteless and stupid? Of course”, – stated in the message of Embassy of the Russian Federation.
“What does that mean, Steffan Seibert?” – asked the diplomats in the same tweet, the official representative of the German government.
The head of the press service of Russian Embassy Denis Mikerin comments RBC said that he “would like to hear a prompt response” from Focus on the article. He noted that it is not contacted directly with the editorial office and a message on Twitter “can be considered a direct appeal”.
“It’s one thing when there is some assessment of political leaders, but we are not willing to suffer the humiliation expressed in the article,” said Mikerin, stressing that the Embassy expects from the magazine an apology.
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The above-mentioned material Focus, published in No. 37 of September 9, 2017, is called “50 reasons for Merkel – 50 arguments against Merkel” and is dedicated to the upcoming parliamentary elections in Germany.
In the publication, in particular, the Chancellor played up the inherent fear of dogs. In 2007, during one meeting, Merkel and Putin entered the room, the Labrador is the owner of the Kremlin named Horses that frightened the head of government of Germany.
Putin’s Labrador Koni to a meeting with Merkel in Sochi, 2007 (photo – EPA)
7 September 2017 Agency Deutsche Welle published a caricature Putin’s proposal to send in the Donbass peacekeepers.