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Czech meme scene calling for the return of Kaliningrad to the Czech Republic


“Kaliningrad, known as Královec in Czech, is a Russian city founded in honor of King Przemysl Otakar II of Bohemia.” The petition adds that many nations have ruled the city since it was built in the 13th century. “We believe that Russia has been playing with Kaliningrad for too long and it is time to hand over ownership of the city to another country,” the author wrote. Under the control of the rightful owners, the Czech Republic. ”


A petition calling on the Czech government to “send Czech soldiers to Kaliningrad” and organize a referendum with a 98% vote in favor of joining the Czech Republic was condemned by Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhia and much of the international community. Kherson region.

News site HN.cz wrote that the joke about Kaliningrad becoming Czech originated on Polish social media. More recently, memes have been created, such as a photo of an aircraft carrier named after the famous Czech singer Karel Gott leaving a port town in the Baltic Sea.

Czech language It is now filled with memes inserting references to Královec (Kaliningrad) into popular cultural and everyday images. This includes locals appearing as characters in his popular Krteček cartoon series, and the city being featured as an option on the popular real estate search engine Sreality.cz.

Some Twitter users have posted lengthy threads masquerading as serious analysis of the “current situation in the Czech enclave.” Czech journalist Darina Vymetarikova, who was interviewed by Radio France International about the matter, even tweeted that the French team initially thought the Czechs were actually claiming it.


Kaliningrad, known as Königsberg before the end of World War II, was founded in memory of Przemysl Otakar II. Ottokar II paid for the construction of the first fortress there during his crusade against the indigenous heathen Prussians. It later came under Polish sovereignty and was the core of Prussia for hundreds of years. It was heavily damaged in the final months of World War II and was annexed by the Soviet Union at the Potsdam Conference in 1945.




https://english.radio.cz/czech-meme-scene-calls-return-kaliningrad-czechia-8763343 Czech meme scene calling for the return of Kaliningrad to the Czech Republic

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