Russian Olympic Committee annexes ‘Ukraine Region’

July 25, 2012, 4:37 p.m. | 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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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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