Russia accuses Google Maps of ‘topographical cretinism’ - The Washington Post
Despite the dispute with Russia over Crimea, Ukrainian officials had been clear that the street names on the peninsula should be changed too. The new names would reflect the names of Crimean Tatar origin, and Google changed dozens of place names For example, Krasnoperekopsk was renamed as “Yany Kapu" and Kirovskoe was called “Islyam-Terek.”
Many Russians were quick to notice the changes, however, with some considering the changes an affront to sovereignty.
“These people suffer from topographical cretinism," Dmitry Polonsky, deputy chairman of Russia’s Council of Crimean Ministers,told reporters, according to the Moscow Times.