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Czech Republic's Ambassador

Czech Republic's Ambassador | Geography Education | Scoop.it

"As many I was deeply shocked by the tragedy that occurred in Boston earlier this month...As more information on the origin of the alleged perpetrators is coming to light, I am concerned to note in the social media a most unfortunate misunderstanding in this respect.  The Czech Republic and Chechnya are two very different entities - the Czech Republic is a Central European country; Chechnya is a part of the Russian Federation."

Seth Dixon's insight:

The fact that this official statement was even made by the Ambassador of the Czech Republic is an indictment on the state of geo-literacy in the United States.   The Chechen President also made a statement, saying to "look for the root of evil in America."

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Tony Hall's curator insight, April 21, 2013 8:17 AM

This is the reason that geography is important.

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