Kremlin amends Macron’s speech
Dmitry Peskov, the press secretary to Vladimir Putin, told the edition that the changes were a result of interpretation errors.
The speech of French President Emanuel Macron at a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin was amended in an official transcript posted on the Kremlin’s website. BBC reports that an official transcript excluded every phrase in which Macron mentioned the word “elections.”
For example, although Macron explicitly noted that the arrests of Moscow protesters demanding fair elections had raised numerous concerns, the Kremlin’s transcription of that comment read, “People have become concerned by the events in Moscow: the arrests and so on, all the limitations that have been instituted by law enforcement.”
The BBC Russian Service discovered at least four cases in which the French President said the word “elections,” and not covered in the transcript on the Kremlin’s website.
As Dmitry Peskov, the press secretary to Vladimir Putin told BBC, the changes were a result of interpretation errors. “This is a script following the words of a simultaneous interpreter. That happens". He remarked that “interpreters have a challenging job.”