Belarus refused to sell globes with “Russian” Crimea


In the town of Mogilev in Belarus, a number of globes showing the Crimea as part of Russia were withdrawn from the sale.

This was done on the advice of the local authorities to avoid the sale of maps and globes on which the territorial status of Crimea differs from the generally accepted by the international community.

Initially, the fact that globes with the Crimea as a part of the Russian Federation brought attention of the representative of the opposition Belarusian Social-democratic Party of Igor Borisov. The politician addressed the local managers, stating that showing international borders that way contradicts the official position of the Belarusian authorities.

As a result, globes were removed from all public bookstores.