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Abkhazia and South Ossetia will have their own colors on maps of the world2008-11-13 14:02
Now republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia will be painted in colors, different from the color of Georgia, on the maps issued in Russia. The capitals of the states will be marked as Sukhum and Tskhinval, says Radmil Shayapov, deputy Head of Federal Agency for Geodesy and Cartography (Roskatografia), Interfax informs.gt-en-newsitem-inside
"In accordance with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, the full names of these states are: Republic of Abkhazia and Republic of South Ossetia. In short form: Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Names of the capitals are Sukhum and Tskhinval respectively", - Shayapov explained.
According to Roskartografia deputy Head, these names are already used in official correspondence.
"Maps will now be published with a glance to these names", - Shayapov concluded.