The French publisher Larousse, known for causing a scandal when it published a map depicting Crimea as Russian territory in its 2016 Atlas, has corrected its mistake. In the 2017 Atlas, Crimea is shown as “annexed by Russia, unrecognized by the international community”:
In the 2016 Atlas, Larousse had marked Crimea as Russian territory, along with the British publisher Oxford University Press. After diplomatic interference and public outrage, Oxford had stopped selling the erroneous Atlases and pledged to replace textbooks with the erroneous information. However, Larousse declined to comment and continued selling their products.
The French Foreign Ministry, commenting the situation with Larousse, had announced that France does not acknowledge Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea.