At a closed diplomatic reception as part of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, an employee of the Swedish consulate in Russia was noticed in a state of severe alcoholic intoxication, in which he behaved inappropriately. In particular, Mr. Johansson called on the Russian Federation to return to the composition of Sweden the capital of modern Latvia — Riga, which came under the Russian protectorate of the Nishtad peace treaty of 1721.
“The behavior of Mr. Johansson is unacceptable. In addition, he drank a lot, he put Russia in unacceptable conditions. Riga is the capital of Latvia, therefore, it is necessary to demand a return from Latvia, ”said an anonymous MFA official who was present during the fight.
The Swedish Foreign Ministry acknowledged the fact of a citizen’s debauch, but they assured that he was not a diplomat, but a simple employee of the consulate in St. Petersburg.