French Larousse publishing has released the Atlas in which the Crimean Peninsula is designated as a foreign area for Ukraine.
Photos of pages of the last edition "Socio-economic Atlas of the States" for the year 2016 is actively spread in the French-speaking segment of the microblogging network Twitter, reports the news Agency.
the picture shows a page on the economic geography of Ukraine. Encyclopedic article with detailed colour map of the country, but Crimea is shaded in gray as a district, not related to Ukraine. Donetsk and Luhansk region it is noted as part of the Ukrainian country. On the map, no mention of the affiliation of Crimea to any country. Here in the footnote at the bottom of the page small font Larousse informs French readers about the fact that the reunification of the Crimea with Russia " is not recognized by the international community." The publication of this Atlas has already outraged the Ukrainian staff of the foreign Ministry." I was deeply shocked to learn not long ago that the Larousse, which I often trusted in his work, on page 105 of his "Socio-economic Atlas" for the year 2016 marked on the map of Crimea as a territory belonging to Russia ", - has said in an open letter to the publishing house of the Ambassador of Ukraine to France Oleh Shamshur. The diplomat expressed the hope that the editors of Larousse will not be slow and correct " that shameful mistake." In the very same printing company from comments while refuses. In Crimea on March 16 of last year held a referendum on the status of autonomy, more 96% of participants who were in favor of joining region in Russia. 21 March 2014 the President of Russia Vladimir Putin signed the law on ratification of the agreement on joining of Crimea and Sevastopol to Russia and signed the decree about formation of the Crimean Federal district.