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Georgia Finding Comedy and Concerns in Rustavi2 "Conspiracy"

A mock graphic shows ex-Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili discussing his supposed Rustavi2 conspiracy with Rachel (Naomi Watts) from the 2002 horror-flick "The Ring."

With almost every day bringing a new recording about ex-Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili and friends’ alleged plans to thwart any takeover of government-bashing broadcaster Rustavi2, online parodies of the conversations have become the thing in Georgia, even as public concerns about violations of privacy are growing.

Borrowing the graphics used in the original online leaks, the send-ups replace the ex-president and his allies with various entertaining exchanges between real and fictional characters.

“Keto, I am going to come over tomorrow at dusk. Let’s try, perhaps it can work out between us,” a man called Khirkhal tells his small-town paramour in a clip ripped from the 1980 Georgian musical comedy, “Everyone Wants Love.” “Come, come through the breach in the fence, but don’t let anyone see you,” Keto whispers passionately.

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Georgia Finding Comedy and Concerns in Rustavi2 "Conspiracy"

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