The Minister of Education of Adjara has been dismissed from the position by the governor - Inga Shamiliashvili has been forced to leave the government due to the march with Russian flags in Batumi. Today in the main street of Batumi, people walked with the flags and state symbols of the occupant country. In the course of the folklore festival, many other ensembles participated in the event, including the group from Rostov. Russian dancers were marching through Batumi streets with Russian flags and dressed in national clothes, The organizer of the festival and the march was the Ministry of Education of Adjara. Inga Shamilishvili was appointed by the former head of the government and current ambassador to Azerbaijan, Zurab Pataridze.
In Batumi, they do not rule out that the invitation of the Russian company in this case was a provocation from Shamilishvili.
Tornike Rizhvadze, the Chairman of the Government of Adjara made a statement on the incident and noted that this was a sad fact.
"This is a sad fact for me, as to the responsibility, the organizer in this case e was the Ministry of Education, and the Minister of Education, Inga Shamilishvili was dismissed," said Tornike Rizvadze.