Russian team’s priority is to maintain leading positions at 2018 Winter OlympicsSport December 08, 14:43
Official says early presidential election in Russia 'technically impossible'Russian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 14:37
Gazprom signs contract for construction of first line of Turkish Stream’s offshore segmentBusiness & Economy December 08, 14:28
Putin surprised human rights activists pay little attention to Russian hospital's bombingRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 14:24
Diplomat says confrontation and self-isolation not Russia’s path on world stageRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 14:11
Russian top diplomat says time to stop sabotaging Minsk agreementsRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 13:57
TV: Nusra Front militants requesting evacuation from AleppoWorld December 08, 13:54
Lavrov: Analysis of Europe’s military potentials bound to dispel Russian threat mythRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 13:44
Pole vault queen Isinbayeva elected to Russian Olympic Committee’s Executive BoardSport December 08, 13:44
MOSCOW, March 20. /ITAR-TASS/. Associated Press agency (AP) has stopped marking news from Crimea as Ukrainian since “Ukraine no longer controls Crimea, and AP datelines should reflect the facts on the ground”, says the AP blog.
In particular, AP reports from Sevastopol will now be marked “SEVASTOPOL, Crimea” against the previous “SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine”. According to AP, it does not use the “Russia” marker because of the rules applied in the agency to the regions that have no land borders with the country’s mainland. For instance, datelines from Sicily and Sardinia are marked with the islands’ names, not “Italy”.
Bloomberg earlier reported the US National Geographic Society had revised its attitude to Crimea and was planning to designate Crimea on maps as part of Russia.