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French publisher Larousse corrects mistake with “Russian” Crimea

French publisher Larousse corrects mistake with “Russian” Crimea

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”:

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Photo: Ihor Reshetnyak

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.

Activists around the world joined efforts in pressuring Oxford and Larousse to correct their mistake in a twitter and message storm, and by taking selfies saying #CrimeaIsUkraine.

Image from the twitter storm

 

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