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Russian Commentator Apologizes for Mistaking Uzbekistan for Tajikistan

Written by Alexander Sodiqov On 9 February 2014 @ 8:58 am | 1 Comment

In Citizen Media, English, Media & Journalism, Quick Reads, Russian, Sport, Uzbekistan

Renowned Russian sports newscaster has apologized for mistaking [1] the national team of Uzbekistan for that of Tajikistan during a live television broadcast from this year's Winter Olympics opening ceremony. Responding to thousands of angry messages addressed to him through social media sites, Dmitry Guberniev posted [2] [ru] an apology on his website:

Dear residents of Uzbekistan!

I would like to apologize for a mistake I made while reporting from the opening ceremony for the Olympic Games in Sochi. I will try to be more accurate in future.

I wish your athletes success [at the Games]!

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[1] mistaking: https://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/02/07/russian-commentator-mistakes-uzbekistan-for-tajikistan-at-olympics-opening-ceremony/

[2] posted: http://guberniev.com/?p=192

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