There’s controversy in Russia after a popular newsreader was accused of allegedly giving Barack Obama ‘the finger’. Tatyana Limanova, an award-winning journalist in her home country, allegedly made the gesture during a report on a recent Hawaii summit.
The alleged incident happened earlier this month on one of Russia’s most popular TV channels. Video of the incident has surfaced online, although it’s not immediately clear whether the alleged gesture is directed at Obama.
The TV channel has made no comment on the allegations, but some sources say that Limanova might have believed she was providing a voiceover for a piece and was not on camera, and that she might have been gesturing at technical workers who were trying to distract her. Frankly, that would make more sense.