A curious case occurred during the visit of the delegation from Kazakhstan to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Estonia, for which the host had to apologize.
During a presentation prepared by Estonian security officials, a photo of the fictional Kazakh journalist Borat Sagdiev, the main hero of the satirical comedy “Borat” performed by the British comedian Sasha Baron Cohen, was used as an illustration on one of the slides.
In Kazakhstan, the film is considered offensive. Although the film is not officially banned, an unofficial taboo exists in Kazakhstan. The comedy was ever meant to be satire and nothing more.
As a result, Estonian colleagues had to apologize personally to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Estonia, Andres Anvelt.