Monday, December 11, 2023

Reaction from Russia to Poland’s decision to change the name of Kaliningrad

Russia responded to the decision to change the name of the Russian city of Kaliningrad, which Poland has no land connection with Russia. Russian Presidential Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov described the decision as “crazy”.

The Polish Ministry of Development and Technology announced yesterday that the Russian city of Kaliningrad, surrounded by the Baltic Sea, Poland and Lithuania, will be given the Polish name ‘Krolewiec’. Polish Minister of Development and Technology, Waldemar Buda, made a statement to the press and stated that Kaliningrad was ruled by Poland in the 15th-16th centuries, emphasizing that its name was Krolewiec, which means Königsberg in German.

Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated that the decision would not bring a positive result for Poland and Poles, and said, “This is not even anti-Russian hostility anymore; these are the processes on the brink of madness in Poland.” Kaliningrad was known as Königsberg in German until World War II. was known, and when its administration passed to the Soviet Union as it was then known, its name was changed to Kaliningrad after Mikhail Kalinin.


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