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ST. PETERSBURG, April 27. /TASS/. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has charged to create an Atlas of the world that is not distorted “historical and geographical truth” about the true names of various objects.
“With the active participation of the RGS are invited to prepare a new Russian Atlas of the world in which all such cases [renaming of place names, which bore Russian names] will be correctly interpreted” – he said at a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Russian geographical society. My assignment Putin addressed to Federal service for state registration, the expert PRO and the defense Ministry. The last “should ensure the availability of their cartographic materials for the compilers of the Atlas and in General for travellers, tourists, motorists, including in the format of modern computer technology, working online”. The Russian leader is sure that the secrecy on many maps “seems outdated and archaic”.