Laugh or Cry: Russia's Channel One Fidel Castro gaffe

10:37 Nov. 28, 2016

Russia's Channel One Fidel Castro gaffe

A picture of the late Fidel Castro and a Cuban flag decorate a home in Havana, Cuba, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016 (AP photo)

The main state-owned TV confuses flags of Cuba and Puerto Rico

Journalists of Russia's main Kremlin-owned Channel One reported on Fidel Castro's death by placing the portrait of Cuban leader against the backdrop of Costa Rican flag.

Read also Fidel Castro and Ukraine

The gaffe was noticed by Russian journalist and blogger Pavel Pryanikov, who wrote on his Twitter:

"Russia mourns Fidel's death against the backdrop of Puerto Rican flag," Pryanikov tweeted.


Bands and triangle on the Cuban and Puerto Rican flags turned to be a trap for the Channel One, which confused the colours.

Cuba's iconic revolutionary leader died on November 25 at the age of 90.

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