Letter: Euro-map misleads

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The Independent Online
Sir: Today you carry an advertisement for Euronews, entitled 'Pure, Undiluted Europe'. It includes a map, where Poland's eastern neighbour is shown to be 'Russia'. If this is the standard of information transmitted by Euronews, your readers will no doubt form a suitable opinion about their services in general.

Apart from the enclave round Kaliningrad in the north, Poland does not have any frontier with Russia. Poland's eastern neighbours today, as they were throughout the period of the Soviet Union, are Lithuania, Belarus and Ukraine. Anything to the contrary is pure, undiluted misinformation.

One wonders whether this is a matter for the Advertising Standards Authority or perhaps for the National Curriculum (Geography), Class 1.

Yours sincerely,

NORMAN DAVIES

Oxford

11 January

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