Crimean authorities have responded to the “de-communization” of the settlements of the Peninsula, which was held at Google maps at the request of the Ukrainian authorities. The Minister of internal policy, information and communications of the Republic of Dmitry Polonsky believes that this decision is akin to a topographic cretinism.
On the photo: Dmitry Polonsky
Polonsky spoke rather sharply about the decision of Google to rename the Crimean cities and villages on their maps. According to him, Russia has its own map services, so use the services of Google Maps is not necessary.
As for people who actively “decommunisation” Peninsula, according to Polonsky, they suffer from “topographical cretinism.” “And after they renamed everything, I think that those suffering from them will only intensify, but that is their problem” — he said RIA Novosti.
Vice-Premier of the Crimean government believes that such innovation can lead to the fact that the Russians no longer use Google Maps. Polonsky stressed that in the Crimea towns and villages are so named, as are actually, not as someone wants”.
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.
Now Google, having obeyed the decision of the Kiev authorities, renamed on their maps of the Crimean settlements. For example, the city of Krasnoperekopsk, now referred to as Yana Kapu, red turned to Kurman and Kirov – in islyam-Terek. The changes affected both the Ukrainian and Russian version of the service.
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