Russian Maps Mislead Foreign Businesses

The International Herald Tribune looks at the disconnect between the official maps handed out by the Russian authorities to foreign businesses, with gridlines diverging from true north and the latitudes and longitudes blotted out, with the relative ease that the same obfuscated sites can be viewed with Google Earth. A look at the FSB’s ongoing mania for security and how it’s now as much a means to protect Russia from foreign businesses as it once was to protect it from foreign missiles. Via GeoCarta.

See previous entries: BP, Russian Security and Large-Scale Maps; Maps as State Secrets.