TripAdvisor faces ban in Russia for map showing Crimea as Ukraine

10:21, 26 February 2016
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Russian MP Oleg Mikheyev of A Just Russia Party social democratic party has asked prosecutors to check the activity of TripAdvisor over its map depicting Crimea as part of Ukraine, not Russia, according to Russian news agency TASS.

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The MP said this could serve as a ground to recognize the U.S. travel website company as "undesirable" in Russia, TASS wrote.

An organization deemed "undesirable" may have its activity limited or banned in the country, and its assets can be frozen, the news agency said.

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