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Monday, October 24, 2016

Google Maps dekommunizirovali” Crimea at Ukraine’s request

Google Maps is in accordance with the decisions of the authorities of Ukraine “dekommunizirovali” the names of settlements on the Russian Peninsula of Crimea. Changes have occurred both in Ukrainian and in Russian version of the service.

Bloggers drew attention to the fact that a foreign website was renamed the Crimean city. For example, the town of Krasnoperekopsk on Google maps now referred to as Yana Kapu, red turned to Kurman and Kirov – in islyam-Terek.

The changes were made and small settlements like the village of Zavet-Leninskiy, which was renamed in Kuchuk-Ashkali, and sat down However, which was called Der Emesa.

In may 2015 in Ukraine entered into force the law “about the condemnation of the Communist and Nazi regimes”, which prohibits propaganda of Soviet symbols. Thus, in the framework of the “decommunization” Kirovograd became Kropiwnicki, and the country’s largest city Dnepropetrovsk – Dnepr.

The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, commenting on the renaming of Dnepropetrovsk, called the Ukrainian deputies dropout. “If we remembered the “de-communization”, I had to return the true name — lots. In extreme cases, Novorossiysk. Not members, and 247 zombie dropouts,” said she.

In March 2014 the Crimea became a Russian region on the results of the referendum in which the majority voted for reunification with Russia. Ukraine the will recognizes and considers the Crimea her, but temporarily occupied territory.

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