The capital of the enclave turned into founded in the 13th century by Teutonic knights and named Konigsberg (King’s Hill) in honour of then-Czech King Premysl Otakar II.
A funny story on social media featuring that Czechs capture the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad has long gone viral, sparking mirth in addition to anger from those taking it as real.
“Time to break up Kaliningrad so that our Czech brothers have get entry to to the ocean,” a Pole identifying himself as “Papiez internetu” (pope of the internet) tweeted remaining month.
He delivered a map of the small exclave encircled through Poland, Lithuania and the Baltic Sea, dividing it into a Polish and Czech element.
The capital of the enclave become based within the thirteenth century with the aid of Teutonic knights and named Konigsberg (King’s Hill) in honour of then-Czech King Premysl Otakar II.
The location belonged to Germany until 1945 when it became ceded to Russia as compensation after World War II.
Inspired by way of the annexation of 4 Ukrainian areas by means of Russia final week, the tweet sparked a hurricane of memes and jokes inside the Czech Republic and Poland alike.
“Make Kaliningrad Czech Again!” examine an appeal inviting Czechs to a going on outside the Russian embassy in Prague subsequent Monday.
Polish Twitter consumer Tomasz Komentasz depicted an plane service named “Karel Gott” after a past due Czech singer because it “leaves the Kaliningrad base for the Baltic Sea waters”.
A viral meme portrays Russian President Vladimir Putin, searching relaxed at the smartphone, announcing: “What is the scenario in Kaliningrad”?
In the following photo, he looks alarmed, exclaiming: “What do you suggest, ahoj?” — “ahoj” being Czech for “hello”.
Some have proposed an underground line connecting the second Czech city of Brno, Warsaw and Kaliningrad.
Others are planning “Beer Stream II” connecting Prague and Kaliningrad, in connection with the Nord Stream fuel pipeline and the Czechs’ favorite drink.
Czech flesh presser Tomas Zdechovsky, a European Parliament deputy, gave the funny story a lift when he shared it on Twitter — but the choice did no longer cross down properly in Russia.
The EurAsia Daily information web site slammed him for his “revanchist” post, and it later known as the authors of a ridicule petition for the annexation of Kaliningrad “provocateurs”.
“Russians do not have an awful lot sense of humour,” Zdechovsky quipped on Twitter.
The Czech Republic, which currently holds the rotating EU presidency, has supplied Ukraine with hefty humanitarian and army resource because it become invaded by way of Russia in February.