They assured that they considered the brand Ukrainian.

Heads of press services of the Presidential Administration of Georgia, the Ministry of Defense and the Tax Service were filmed to advertise Sloboda, Russian mayonnaise. Advertising photos were published on Facebook and on City magazine website, but after a wave of critical comments, it was deleted.

For me, this is a big problem, I did not know that it was a Russian company, I thought that it was Ukrainian. Moreover, I did not know that there would be an advertisement shooting. It was known that we were going to hold a certain New Year’s photo session. It came as a surprise to me when I came and found that I should participate in advertising. I found myself in a completely confusing story.

Nino Tolordava
Head of the Department of Public Relations of the Ministry of Defense

Presidential spokesperson Eka Mishveladze and Tax Service spokesperson Khatia Moiszrapishvili said they also did not know that Russian mayonnaise.

According to Eki Khoperia, the founder and editor of the City magazine, officials knew that they were shooting in mayonnaise advertising, and the Sloboda brand became a sponsor of the New Year’s epoch column.