- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Obama administration might not recognize Crimea as part of Russia, but that will not stop National Geographic from mapping it that way.

The famous magazine — which covers science, geography, history, and culture — decided on Tuesday to implement the new policy, U.S. News reported.

“We map de facto, in other words we map the world as it is, not as people would like it to be,” Juan José Valdés, National Geographic’s geographer and director of editorial and research for National Geographic Maps, told U.S. News.

“As you can only surmise, sometimes our maps are not received in a positive light by some individuals who want to see the world in a different light,” Mr. Valdés continued.

The new mapping will take place once the Russian parliament officially ratifies the decision to annex Crimea, U.S. News reported.

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