Guinness World Records certificate mentions annexed Crimea's Sevastopol as Russian city

12:31, 03 December 2018
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Belarusian national Alexander Bendikov, who set a world record for the most nails balanced on the head of a single nail in Russian-annexed Crimea's Sevastopol, has received his Guinness World Records certificate where the city was indicated as the one located in the Russian Federation.

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The record was set back in May 2018, when he balanced 349 nails on the head of a single nail. Local masters of sports in handball and volleyball recorded his achievement, according the Ukrainian news outlet Hromadske.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has not yet responded to the blunder by the Guinness Book of World Records.

UNIAN memo. Russia annexed Ukraine's Crimea in March 2014 after its troops had occupied the peninsula. An illegal referendum was held for Crimeans to decide on accession to Russia. De-facto Crimean authorities reported that allegedly 96.77% of the Crimean population had voted for joining Russia.

On March 18, 2014, the so-called agreement on the accession of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol to Russia was signed in the Kremlin. The West did not recognize the annexation in response to which sanctions against Russia were introduced. Ukraine's parliament voted to designate February 20, 2014, as the official date when the temporary occupation of Crimea began.

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