The Embassy advised the CIA to update the map of Russia
WASHINGTON, 9 Aug — RIA Novosti. The Russian Embassy in the United States in response to the greetings of the Central intelligence Agency (CIA), the participants of the quarterfinal matches of the world Cup, among whom was the team of Stanislav Cherchesov advised to adjust the Russian map, adding to the Crimea.
Intelligence Agency before the match Russia-Croatia for the occasion posted on his Twitter a selection of facts about Russia from so-called “World book of facts CIA.” In one of the tweets cited map of the country, in the other — contained basic statistics about it.
“Congratulations accepted, the CIA. Please update your map of Russia and statistics,” wrote the diplomats in Twitter.
The message is illustrated with the map of the Russian Federation included in its composition of Crimea. Also provides more recent data on population and area.
Accepted Congratulations, @CIA
Please update your @Russia?? map and statistics:
Population: 146,9 million (Jan 2018 est.)
Area total: sq km 17,125,191#CIAWORLDFACTBOOK #WorldCup #eng pic.twitter.com/SzX6kGoYVk
— Russia in USA ?? (@RusEmbUSA) on 9 July 2018.
Crimea became a Russian region after held there in March 2014 referendum in which 96.77% of voters of the Republic of Crimea and 95.6% of residents of Sevastopol voted for joining Russia. The referendum was a response to the coup in Ukraine occurred in February 2014. Moscow has repeatedly stated that the inhabitants of the Peninsula voted for reunification with Russia in a democratic way, in full compliance with international law and the UN Charter. According to President Vladimir Putin, the Crimea issue “is closed permanently.”
The national team of Russia on football on Saturday in the match ¼ finals on penalties lost to the team of Croatia, which became the last semifinalist of the tournament. Main and extra time ended with the score 2:2. It was the best result of the Russian team at the world Championships in history.