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Fake: Aeroflot employees who do not know where Saransk is located

Western journalist wrote a tweet on the story of his colleague, but then denied himself.

Screenshot from Twitter by James Ellingworth
Screenshot from Twitter by James Ellingworth

On May 3, Associated Press journalist James Ellingworth wrote on Twitter that his colleague flew to Saransk, but ran into a problem: Aeroflot employees allegedly did not know where the city was located. This was written by major sports media, including the ” Championship ” and Sports.ru .

The colleague flew to Saransk today to cover preparations for the World Cup [in football] in the smallest Russian city hosting the event. His registration was delayed, because Aeroflot employees had never heard of Saransk and refused to believe that they were flying there.

James Ellingworth
journalist AP

The official twitter account of Aeroflot asked Ellingworth to provide details of the incident, including the full name of the passenger and the flight number. The journalist replied that his colleague did not use Twitter and he would give him this information himself. Soon after, Ellingworth denied the story of a colleague.

Screenshot from Twitter by James Ellingworth
Screenshot from Twitter by James Ellingworth

In Aeroflot, was told that from Ellingworth’s answer it follows that “the incident described was not there.” The airline did not specify whether the journalist sent the flight number and passenger’s name. Ellingworth then deleted the original record.

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