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#CrimeaIsUkraine, Oxford University Press and Larousse twitter/message storm. Clickable tweets here

#CrimeaIsUkraine, Oxford University Press and Larousse twitter/message storm. Clickable tweets here

The French publisher Larousse and UK publisher Oxford University Press have published materials that picture Crimea as part of the Russian Federation. While Oxford University Press have, following public inquiries, published a statement where they promise to edit their textbook before any additional copies are sold, they have not stated about a decision to recall all unsold copies of the textbook. Meanwhile, Larousse has not made any public statements/responses to the inquiry of the Ukrainian embassy to France. The paper edition of their 2016 Atlas fails to show Crimea as part of Ukraine; the digital map of Ukraine on their site where Crimea is shown as part of Ukraine is dated by 2013 and is likely to be simply an old version.

We salute Oxford University Press’s promise to correct the situation. However, it is unacceptable that textbooks that have the text with the mistake will be continue to be sold. They must be recalled!

We demand that:

  • the publishers issue a loud public statement saying that the publication of this information was a fatal mistake and that their sources of information have failed;
  • the publishers withdraw all unsold copies of the Atlas and Textbook with erroneous information and fix the mistakes;
  • the publishers immediately post the fixed Chapter on Crimea on all their pages for downloading by teachers/students/readers that already purchased the Textbook/Atlas;
  • the publishers apologize before Ukrainians, and especially Crimean Tatars, for publishing material that contradicts the UN resolution on the territorial integrity of Ukraine, which was adopted by 100 countries, including their own, in the UN Resolution 68/262.

Join us in a twitter/message storm. #CrimeaIsUkraine, Larousse and Oxford University Press! Simply click to tweet to these publishers and journalists that will be interested in covering this situation using the clickable tweets below. Write to Oxford University Press and Larousse on FB and email using the contacts provided in this article. More info in the FB event.

Clickable tweets

  1. Tell @OUPAcademic @UniofOxford @Larousse_fr #CrimeaIsUkraine, join the twitter storm
  2. Шторм! Скажи @OUPAcademic @UniofOxford @Larousse_fr #CrimeaIsUkraine, автотвіти тут:
  3. Textbooks should teach students that it is bad to take what is not yours #CrimeaIsUkraine @OUPAcademic @UniofOxford
  4. Crimea is not Russian and has never been #CrimeaIsUkraine @OUPAcademic @UniofOxford @Larousse_fr
  5. .@UniOfOxford @OUPacademic @Larousse_fr show Crimea as part of Russia. #CrimeaIsUkraine!
  6. Crimea is not exclave & cannot be compared to Kaliningrad #CrimeaIsUkraine @OUPAcademic @UniofOxford @Larousse_fr
  7. Oxford, don’t lie to your children! #CrimeaIsUkraine. Recall all unsold textbooks until mistake is fixed @OUPAcademic @UniofOxford
  8. In 2014 Crimea was brutally annexed with #Russia’s boots on ground, but #CrimeaIsUkraine @OUPAcademic @UniofOxford @LAROUSSE_FR
  9. So-called referendum in #Crimea held under barrels of Russian guns #CrimeaIsUkraine @OUPAcademic @UniofOxford @LAROUSSE_FR
  10. 100 countries including UK & France condemn annexation of #Crimea #CrimeaIsUkraine @OUPAcademic @UniofOxford @LAROUSSE_FR
  11. Map with Crimea Russian is false #CrimeaIsUkraine @OUPAcademic @UniofOxford Twitter storm
  12. Crimea has never been recognised as part of #Russia #CrimeaIsUkraine @OUPAcademic @UniofOxford @LAROUSSE_FR
  13. Mistakes should be regretted and learned, never carried into future. Recall all unsold editions. #CrimeaIsUkraine @OUPAcademic @UniofOxford
  14. Learn from failure not from success. @OUPAcademic, do have courage to admit mistakes #CrimeaIsUkraine #StopRussianPropaganda @UniofOxford
  15. Mistakes are always forgivable if one has courage to admit them #CrimeaIsUkraine @OUPAcademic @UniofOxford
  16. .@OUPAcademic @UniofOxford you must recall all unsold textbooks, UN resolution clearly states: #CrimeaIsUkraine
  17. .@OUPAcademic @UniofOxford we salute your decision to fix the mistake. Now recall ALL textbooks from sales until they show #CrimeaIsUkraine
  18. #CrimeaIsUkraine, “referendum illegal”! Do @OUPAcademic @UniofOxford @Larousse_fr disagree with UN General Assembly Resolution 28/262?
  19. #Russia is carrying out 2nd genocide against Crimean Tatars @OUPAcademic @UniofOxford @Larousse_fr #CrimeaIsUkraine
  20. .@OUPAcademic @UniofOxford @Larousse_fr you insulted millions of Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars that are victims of #RussiaInvadedUkraine
  21. .@OUPAcademic @UniofOxford @Larousse_fr you must make public statement that #CrimeaIsUkraine. Or do you disagree with UN?
  22. .@OUPAcademic @UniofOxford @Larousse_fr you must correct your mistake immediately and recall all unsold editions. #CrimeaIsUkraine
  23. Faut-il vraiment continuer à faire confiance à @LAROUSSE_FR après la publication de la carte de l’Ukraine sans la Crimée? #CrimeaIsUkraine
  24. La Crimée n’a pas été “rattachée”, mais ANNEXEE par la Russie, contrairement à ce que publie @LAROUSSE_FR dans son Atlas socio-économique.
  25. . @LAROUSSE_FR La Crimée c’est l’Ukraine, voir résolution 68/262 de l’ONU. #CrimeaIsUkraine
  26. 100 pays, y compris la France, condamnent l’annexion de la Crimée. #CrimeaIsUkraine @LAROUSSE_FR
  27. .@LAROUSSE_FR Nous exigeons que la carte de l’Ukraine soit corrigée! #CrimeaIsUkraine
  28. .@LAROUSSE_FR refuse toute polémique, mais fait très bien de la politique. La Crimée a été ANNEXEE! #CrimeaIsUkraine
  29. Les atlas doivent être une référence, non pas un relais de propagande russe. @LAROUSSE_FR #CrimeaIsUkraine
  30. Les erreurs sont toujours pardonnables si on a le courage de les admettre. #CrimeaIsUkraine @LAROUSSE_FR
  31. .@LAROUSSE_FR vous cautionnez l’annexion de la #Crimée? Larousse=LaRUSSE? #CrimeaIsUkraine
  32. HONTE A @LAROUSSE_FR l STOP a l’abrutissement des Français – la Crimée c’est l’Ukraine !
  33. .@LAROUSSE_FR met Crimée en Russie or Mémo Budapest 94 signé engage respect intégrité de l’Ukraine !


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