The deputies approved in the second and third readings a bill on penalties for the distribution of maps or images that challenge the territorial integrity of the country. Individual violators face a fine of 1,000 to 3,000 rubles or arrest for up to 15 days, legal entities – a fine of up to 1 million rubles. Changes will be made to Art. 1 of the federal law “On counteracting extremist activity”. Military operation in Ukraine. Day 456 Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Medvedev allowed a scenario in which Ukraine will disappear during… 25 May 23:58
All cartographic and other documents and images intended for distribution and public demonstration that dispute the territorial integrity of the country will be classified as extremist materials.
The authors of the amendments about the “wrong maps” were the State Duma Security Committee Vasily Piskarev, as well as his deputies Ernest Valeev and Anatoly Vyborny.
The bill was submitted to the State Duma in September 2022. In December it was adopted in the first reading.
Wallpaper and assignments of the Unified State Examination
Piskarev previously noted that it is especially dangerous if children see images where territorial affiliation is disputed, for example, Crimea or the Kuril Islands. As an example, he cited children’s photo wallpapers, “sold in one of the popular retail chains.” Crimea on them was designated as Ukrainian.
In the official demo versions of the USE tests in geography, maps are presented where the LPR, DPR, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions belong to the territories of Ukraine, the Rise publication was the first to draw attention to this. The Federal Institute of Pedagogical Measurements on its official website explained that “in the tasks of KIM, maps of the territory of the Russian Federation are presented within the boundaries as of 01.01.2022.”
Rosobrnadzor hastened to clarify that in the geography tasks that graduates will be given at the exam itself, the new regions will already be designated as Russian.
“Demonstration versions of control and measuring materials (CMM) for all academic subjects that are used for the unified state exam were developed and posted on the FIPI website in August 2022, before the referendum and the inclusion of the Donetsk and Lugansk peoples into the Russian Federation republics, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions. During the main period of the unified state exam in 2023, participants in the USE in geography will be issued up-to-date maps of the territory of the Russian Federation, ”the agency said in a comment.
The Crimean peninsula became part of the Russian Federation as a subject after a nationwide referendum held in March 2014 in accordance with UN standards. More than 96% of Crimeans and more than 95% of Sevastopol residents spoke out in support of the reunification of Crimea with Russia. Since the reunification, Russian President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly stressed that the question of the state ownership of Crimea “is closed once and for all.”
On February 24, 2022, the Russian leader decided to conduct a special military operation to protect Donbass in response to a request for help from the heads of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics. Following the results of the September referenda, the DPR and LPR, as well as the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions became part of Russia.
Many companies try to “sit on two chairs”, or indicate geographical objects in two languages (as, for example, did Google, with the Crimean bridge – the bridge is closer to Taman signed in Russian, and from the western part “Krimsky Mist”), or even removing the borders between states and leaving the territory neutral. “Europe itself fences itself off from Moscow.” Is it worth moving the capital to Asia Entrepreneur Oleg Deripaska suggested, against the backdrop of the rupture of many ties with Europe, to make a bet… 05 March 00:05
So, Aviasales, an aggregator service for searching for cheap air tickets, has published a map that does not show country borders. According to Janis Dzenis, PR director of Aviasales, the resource does not have “its own maps”, and the company borrowed the “limitless” map from the external mapping service MapTiler.
“Yandex. Maps” also decided to remove the borders of states from the world map. The company explained that the main scenarios for using the service are searching for organizations and places nearby, choosing public transport and building car routes.
“In the near future, on survey scales where the service is not used in its main scenarios, the map will become physical-geographical. The emphasis on it will be placed on natural objects, and not on the borders of states, ”the press service of the service said.