Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero mistakenly used the F-word as opposed to the word used for “to support”. “There is a big increase in the number of Spanish tourists heading to Russia, the number is at 500 000, we have therefore decided to sign an agreement to stimulate, to favour, to f***,” he said, pausing briefly before amending the sentence “… to support this tourism”.

The slip of the tongue has circulated the internet in record speed appearing on the website.