In a letter last week, a dispatcher asked "Why are the Russians blocking a channel connected to the Baltic Sea?"
This is a big geographical mistake. The incident the writer is referring to took place 1,100 miles from the Baltic Sea in the Kerch Strait, which connects the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.
I am not surprised. I think that something is wrong when it comes to teaching geography in our schools.
We live in a country where a university professor specializing in Eastern European affairs thinks that the city of Odessa is located on the Crimean peninsula.