Even politicians jokingly debate the annexation of Kaliningrad. Both Putin and Biden are “for”.

Even politicians jokingly debate the annexation of Kaliningrad. Both Putin and Biden are “for”.
Even politicians jokingly debate the annexation of Kaliningrad. Both Putin and Biden are “for”.

It all started with one joking tweet and the lack of sense of humor of the Russian propagandists. “It’s time to divide Kaliningrad so that our Czech brothers finally have access to the sea,” reads the original post by an anonymous Polish user. It is complemented by a map that shows the division of the area into two halves. According to the joke, one would go to Poland, the other to the Czech Republic.

The post was shared by MEP Tomáš Zdechovský. “And then don’t love the Poles,” he commented. But the Russian website took his joke seriously and reported that the Czech politician proposes to divide the Kaliningrad region between the Czechia and Poland.

An avalanche of jokes and prank tweets ensued. Former finance minister Miroslav Kalousek did not miss them either. He wrote that the only Czech who can be really happy that the Czechia does not have access to the sea is the Minister of Defense. “The Navy is even more expensive than the Air Force,” he said.

Defense Minister Jana Černochová responded to his tweet. She humorously pointed out that white uniforms are “so sexy” in her opinion.

Given the certain annexation of the Králové Region to the Czech Republic, it is necessary to be aware of the problems associated with the management of exclaves. This is a new experience for the Czech Republic, which is why I would like to add a few notes that may be useful to the Czech Republic for the successful completion of this important step https://t.co/udekr65xO3

October 4, 2022 at 9:32 am, post archived: October 4, 2022 at 1:55 pm

Even “Putin” supported the annexation

The satirical website AZ247.cz also took up the idea of ​​joining Kaliningrad, or Královce in Czech. He started a petition for its annexation, which collected over 6,000 signatures in five days. Vladimir Putin’s name is also mentioned in the list of supporters.

“We believe that Russia has been playing with Kaliningrad for too long and it is time to send it one more state away, as has become the custom in the less than 800 years of its existence,” the satirical website explains the annexation.

The Kaliningrad region is located by the Baltic Sea, bordering Lithuania and Poland. In the past it belonged to Prussia, Poland, Germany and is now an exclave of Russia.

Welcome to the official profile of the King. After a successful referendum, 97.9% of the residents of Kaliningrad decided to merge with the Czech Republic and rename Kaliningrad to Královec.

October 4, 2022 at 11:53 a.m. Post Archived: October 4, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.

In one of the Facebook posts, the authors suggest that further steps could lead to the annexation of Slovakia and Hungary. “We probably don’t need to remind you how far the Great Moravian Empire reached,” they note.

One of the jokes also parodies the recent visit of Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský to the White House. The photo in which the US president shakes hands with Lipavský has a false caption.

“I fully support the claim of the Czech Republic to the territory of Kaliningrad. “The negotiations with the Czech foreign minister were quick and efficient,” wrote “Biden”.

October 4, 2022 at 2:37 p.m., post archived: October 4, 2022 at 3:23 p.m.

The annexation joke also inspired internet poets. “Last year I wanted to see Malta, but this year I’m going to the Baltic. Czech girls, Czech beer, it’s simply alive by the sea. In short, it’s a great thing that Královec belongs to us,” reads the poem created by Martin Kync and shared on his Twitter account.

October 4, 2022 at 9:15 am, post archived: October 4, 2022 at 2:36 pm

Královec has already got its own Twitter account, and photos of the local lighthouse, on which the Czech flag is flying, are spreading on the Internet. The Vidovaya Bashnya lighthouse was rechristened by internet pranksters as the lighthouse of Přemysl Otakar II, in whose honor the city was really founded in 1255.

The Hungarians were confused by the aircraft carrier

This is not the first case when a foreign country took an originally Czech satirical report or a funny proposal seriously. For example, on April 1, 2017, the Lidovky.cz portal published an article about the fact that, due to new threats, the Czechia is preparing to build the first ever aircraft carrier to contribute to the defense of NATO.

According to the article, the ship was supposed to cost 60 billion crowns. The text describes in detail the ship’s construction plan, its proposals and quotes from the then Minister of Defense Martin Stropnický and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

Those who read to the end noticed the notice from the author that it is April 1, i.e. April Fool’s Day. In addition to some readers, Hungarian public television also caught on. In a program dedicated to important news from the Visegrad Four countries, viewers learned that the Czechia is preparing to build the first ever aircraft carrier. The presenter informed that the vessel was about to enter international waters, she also listed its technical parameters.

The article is in Czech

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