Below is a screen shot from the website of the Kremlin-sponsored propaganda network known as Russia Today, dated November 28th. It says that a representative of the Ukrainian Chess Federation had a chess trophy he was carrying in his luggage stolen during baggage handling at an airport. When queried, the airport security director blamed Georgian thieves, according to Russia Today: “Going into the the things of our passengers is widespread among Georgians. We’re wrestling with this problem, but defeating evil that has been accumulating for many years is difficult.”
There’s just one problem. He had no reason to blame the Georgians, and didn’t. The airport where the theft took place was in Kiev, Ukraine, and the representative was flying in from Germany. According to the Other Russia, the security director didn’t say Georgians were the likely thieves, he said Ukrainian baggage handlers were. But the Russian word for baggage handlers — gruzchik — is similar to the Russian word for Georgians — gruzin — and therefore Russia Today translators had a wonderful opportunity for a Freudian slip, of which they took full advantage.