The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, reacted with irony on Saturday to the words of Latvian Foreign Minister Edgar Rinkevich about borscht.
After the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) included the preparation of Ukrainian borscht on its list of intangible cultural heritage, Rinkevich tweeted to Zakharova: beautiful.”
And Zakharova answered him via Telegram: “Edgar, you are not one of the beauties of your business. Find yourself a good person and be patient. But I am not yours. Or is this a new declaration of an anomaly?” Referring to Rinkevich’s 2014 Twitter announcement that he was gay.
And UNESCO justified the inclusion in its list of endangered intangible cultural heritage of the culture of cooking borscht – a soup that is usually made from beets and potatoes – in Ukraine, by the fact that the war in Ukraine “threatens” the way borscht is prepared.
The organization’s evaluation body has previously confirmed that Porsche is also involved in other countries in Eastern Europe.
Minister of Culture of Ukraine Oleksandr Tkachenko commented on the decision of UNESCO, saying: “Victory in the war for Porsche is ours,” while the Russian Foreign Ministry ridiculed the move, noting that “the Russian version of the soup does not need protection.”
It is worth noting that the phrase “Whether you like it or not, but you have to be patient, my beauty” was mentioned by Russian President Vladimir Putin, when in February last year he stressed the need for Kyiv to implement the Minsk agreements on Donbass, whether he likes it. it or not.