During the talk, he said: “Innovations, IT-technologies, privatisation – it is all clear.
The president had actually wanted to tell people to “develop themselves” – but the phrase sounds very similar to “get undressed” in Russian.
What many described as a “Freudian slip” instantly went viral on local internet forums and triggered a saucy flashmob event on social media. Dozens of people posted pictures of themselves at work including n@ked and semi-n@ked businessmen and women at their desks. Belarus is a landlocked country bordered by Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia.