Distorted cartography as a reflection of conflicts and political contradictions in the modern world

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Some features of modern political cartography are analyzed. The authors note that sometimes for the sake of political interests of some international actors, geographic maps, distorted and not responding to modern political realities, are produced. Such false maps mislead the mass audience. The authors emphasize the particular danger of a “war of maps” in regions of heightened conflict, to which, above all, the Middle East and North Africa belong. They conclude that the forged geographic maps, along with the distortion of historical truth and the essence of historical and modern events and processes, become an integral element of a new destructive type of weapons of the 21st century - information confrontation.


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Elena M. Savicheva

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

Author for correspondence.
Email: savicheva@mail.ru
6 Miklukho-Maklaya St., Moscow, 117198, Russia

PhD in History, Associate Professor at the Department of Theory and History of International Relations, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Sergey A. Ivanov

Russian State University for the Humanities

Email: si0506_ould@mail.ru
6 Miusskaya Square, Moscow, 125993, Russia

PhD in History, Department of Foreign Regional Studies and Foreign Policy, Faculty of International Relations and Foreign Regional Studies

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