WAZ errors

 

How I mentioned in the section Introduction did not succeed to convince the WAZ Committee to the release of the new official map of zones, to intend to the map from year 1947 the honorable place in the museum-showcase.

A consequence are this divergences between official Rules (the zoning) and their graphic representation on the old map.

The separate group compose errors, which are resulting from the incorrect lay-out of original Zones borders.

Below talked over all errors and out-of-date elements:

  • The incorrect delimitation of the Zone 16 and 17 – probably existing from the beginning of the WAZ award. According to the map of the WAZ Committee this border - on the section dividing the Nenetsky Autonomous Okrug (UA1P) from the Republic Komi (UA9X)- runs as shown on the enlargement of the map's fragment. Consequently this district was found in the Zone 17 (Asiatic), while in Rules is in the Zone 16 (European).

 

The wrong route
the border of Zones 16 and 17
(the official map)

The additionally such course of the border disturbs the partition of continents between Europe and Asia, which (in spite of variances on other sections) in this part univocally runs along slopes of the mountain range of Ural Mountains.

   The correct – compatible with the list of Zones – course of the border of Zones 16 and 17 shows the present fragment of the map:

 

The correct course
the border of Zones 16 and 17

 

  • The incorrect qualifying to the Zone 17 the area stretching until North Pole. The error copied on all known to me maps – of both printed as and electronic.

 

The wrong route
the border of Zone 17
(the official map)

In the reality in this area are found 2 greater islands: Vize and Ushakov. They compose administratively the part of the Autonomous Okrug Taymyr, and this Okrug (UA0B) in accordance with Rules belongs to the Zone 18; while the Zone 17 does not reach to North Pole.

Thus the correct demarcation of zones 17 and 18 looks as follows:

 

The correct course
the border of Zone 17

 

  • The border between zones 27 and 31 is drawn directly, to cut off atolls Eniwetok and Ujelang (composing the part of Marshall Islands - V7) to the zone 27. While in compliance with with the description the all territory of Marshall Islands belongs to the zone 31.

 

The wrong route of the
border of Zones 27 and 31
(the official map)

This is the remainder from times, when these islands were the part of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands under the UN supervision – administered by USA. Formed it present Marshall Islands (V7), Federated States of Micronesia (V6), Northern Mariana Islands (KH0) and Palau (T8), while the line demarcating Zones could run for several atolls into this or into that way, without greater consequences. The correct course of the border shows the mentioned below fragment of the map:

 

The correct course the
border of Zones 27 and
31

  • Incorrectly drawn the border of Zones 19 and 25, being the consequence state boundary between contemporary USSR and Japan – from before The World War II. This line, dividing in two the peninsula Sakhalin and cutting off from Russia all Kurile Islands, answers to the course of borders agreed partly with the Treaty from Sankt Petersburg in year 1875 and partly with the Treaty from Portsmouth in year 1905.

According to the contemporary legal status (year 1947) – the territorial adherence of these areas to Japan – the borderline of the Zone 25 runs cutting off the part of territories of Russia.

 

The wrong route of the
border of Zones 19 and 25
(the official map)

The actual status went to the change in the year 1945, and became formaly ordered in the year 1951 on the Conference in San Francisco, across the acknowledgement of these areas to Russia (at that time to Soviet Union).

The pending problem – exclusively in bilateral relations and not internationally - there remaining only the matter of 4 islands in South Kuril Islands: Shikotan, Habomai, Iturup and Kunashir. In spite of the lasting contestation is not questioned fact (also by DXCC) that these islands are found under the administration of Russia.

 

The correct course the
border of Zones 19 and 25

 

  • Very out-of-date inscriptions on the map of Russia – „USSR”.