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Russian Olympic Committee annexes ‘Ukraine Region’

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July 25, 2012, 4:37 p.m. | Sports — by Jakub Parusinski, Mark Rachkevych

A screen shot from the official London Games website that shows the place of birth of Russian Olympic judioist Vera Moskalyuk as Zhitomir region, presumably in Russia as the ticker next to "Zhitomir region" suggests - not in Ukraine or Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic.
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Jakub Parusinski

Mark Rachkevych

Mark has been a reporter for the Kyiv Post since 2006, but joined full-time in 2009. A native Chicagoan where he was the co-founder of the now defunct Glasshouse Magazine, Mark currently is an editor of business news and still contributes stories on an ongoing basis. He is a former U.S. Peace Corps volunteer, a graduate of St. Norbert College in Wisconsin, and fluent in the Ukrainian and Russian languages.

According to the official London 2012 Olympics website, Alexey Korovashkov, who canoes for the Russian Federation, is listed as being born in “Ukraine Region (RUS).”

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