The Kremlin media fell for an April Fool EUObserver joke about Mistral in Luxembourg. A PHOTO
The Kremlin media were brutally played today by the European EUObserver using the article "France Sells" Mistrali to the European Union.
The text contains such a number of "fat hints" that any attentive reader cannot but notice them.
However, for journalists Russia Today, RIA "Novosti", "Gazeta.Ru" and so on. reality has long been transferred to the category of alternative, and they swallowed the bait. EUObserver reports: the ships that were previously destined for Russia and bore the names "Sevastopol" and "Vladivostok" would allegedly be named "Junker" and "Mogherini" in honor of European diplomats Jean-Claude Juncker and Federica Mogherini.
Then the journalists openly mocked: "Junker" in July will move to Luxembourg (the state has no access to the sea), and "Mogherini" - on the island of Lampedusa to Italy's Federica Mogherini, where the ultramodern helicopter carrier will catch illegal migrants.
The text is scattered with a mass of "hints" - from the team of British cooks to the "triples" of representatives of the European Union (troikas - direct hello to the totalitarian USSR). The comic news spread so widely that EUObserver were forced to give an official refutation.