Suspicious Internet users were quick to identify the origin of this card. Reverse image search tools lead to Reddit platform and a post from July 2020. There is an identical division, with simply country names in English. How was it presented at the time? “The country closest to you, when you are in Russia”, can we read. This is therefore only an illustration of the geographical proximity of the various Russian regions to neighboring countries. This explains in particular that a zone refers to Norway in the north, or to the United States in the easternmost part.
Was this map shown on Chinese television? No: turkish media or Kazakhs found that the sequence from which the screenshot is taken does not include any logo of a channel broadcast in the country. They managed to go back to a YouTube account devoted to financial analysis. The original video is no longer accessible in the platform’s search results, but there is a link to it carefully archived which allows you to consult it. The headband is identical in all respects, as is the holding of the “presenter”. During the 15 minutes, however, the map is not observed. And for good reason: it was added via a return software, in order to replace the original background.