DISINFORMATION THAT POSTERS WITH STEPAN BANDERA ARE PASTED ON THE PARLIAMENT BUILDING

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On May 14, a Facebook user, Georgian Caucasian, posted a video showing blurry images of posters pasted on the parliament building. In a message posted along with the video, the account claimed: “Stepan Bandera’s photos on the wall of the parliament!! The process is an exact analogy to Ukraine, copied from it!”

A journalist from ZVEZDA NEWS, a media outlet of the Russian Ministry of Defense, claimed the same thing. The video on their website can no longer be found, but a fragment in which she says that Stepan Bandera’s photos are pasted on the walls of the parliament is circulating on Telegram channels (1;2).

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The claim that the posters depict the leader of the Ukrainian nationalist movement, Stepan Bandera, is disinformation. In fact, the posters have pictures of members of the Georgian Dream; Ambrosi Khelaia; and Titsian Tabidze printed on them.

The video shows a very blurry image of the posters on the parliament building. However, one of the posters shows the coat of arms of Georgia, while the images on the other three posters are different.  

In reality, one of the posters, on a blue background, depicts the poet Titsian Tabidze. The poster was printed by representatives of the European Georgia political party, and a leader of the party, Tamar Chergoleishvili, has it posted on her Facebook page.

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The second poster does not depict Stepan Bandera either. It shows Catholicos-Patriarch Ambrosi Khelaia and his quote: “I have spent my 37 years of religious service fighting the politics of russification.”

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The third poster also belongs to the European Georgia. It depicts representatives of the Georgian Dream.

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About the source

The Facebook account, Georgian Caucasian, is a supporter of a pro-Russian political party, Conservative Movement, and its associated TV channel, Alt-Info. The account is linked to several other Facebook accounts: Sidonia Caucasian, and Sidonia’s backup page. The accounts change their names time and again. The URL address of one of the accounts indicates Izabela Khomeriki. The Myth Detector has also repeatedly verified disinformation spread by these accounts in the past.


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