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Koenigsberg

E R Gavalek (View posts)
Posted: 8 Apr 2004 8:59AM GMT
Classification: Query
The town of Koenigsberg does not exist ... the Russians have "annexed" the town and named it after some obscure Russian commisar ... that are of the Baltic was given over to the Soviets after WW II ... they promptly set about de-Germanizing the area ... razing buildings .. building those Russian monstrosities that they call buildings ... the name of the town is now Kaliningrad after Viktor or Boris Kalanin ... one famous story has them building a library on the site of the former town hall ... which was on marshy land ... they built the library .. filled it with books ... and it promply began sinking into the earth ... they forgot to calculate the weight of the books ... the locals thought it was quite hilarious ... and so do I ....

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