Disinfo: Coca-Cola recognized Crimea as Russian territory

Summary

Coca-Cola recognized Crimea as Russian territory. Coca-Cola apologized to the Russians for the publication of a a wrong map of the country, attached to the New Year’s greetings, which the company has posted on its page in the “VKontakte” website. In addition, the corporation issued a new, revised map, where Kaliningrad, the Kuril Islands and Crimea were identified as Russian territory.

Disproof

Coca-Cola never issued a map of Russia with the inclusion of a Crimea as a Russian territory. This was done by one of the advertising agencies in the social network “VKontakte” without informing, discussing or approval with/of Coca-Cola. Despite the fact that Coca-Cola had no responsibility for that publication, on the following day, 01.06.2106, the company apologized. Ukrainian representation of the company also did it. Russian newspaper maintained silence on that fact: reut.rs/1RudjoT,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 11
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 05/01/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine, US
  • Keywords: Crimea
  • Outlet: kp.ru
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