Google announced that it produces local maps for countries with “disputed” territories.
The Russian state news agency TASS reported, citing the Google press service, that Google Corporation has stopped displaying Crimea as a Ukrainian territory for users from Russia.
According to the report in countries with disputed territories, Google creates local versions of maps to comply with local laws.
The reason for such actions of Google was the fact that at the end of January State Duma Deputy Alexander Starovoitov said that the Crimea on Google maps is shown as Ukrainian. After that, the speaker of the Russian parliament Vyacheslav Volodin claimed that it is a violation of the Russian constitution and offered to summon a Google representative for an explanation. As a result, the Russian representative office of the American IT giant was given a month to resolve this issue.