Thursday, May 3, 2012

Königsberg on the march!

On the 1st of May, as part of the "Russian Labor March", the Baltic Republican Party held a rehearsal of the "P-Russian parade in Königsberg ". The event was organized jointly with the Russian nationalists of Konigsberg "The Baltic vanguard of the Russian resistance" (B.A.R.S.).

The procession was headed by a group of musicians - the old Prussian marches were played . They performed such works as "Prussian glory", "Das Ostpreussenlied/ Land der dunklen Wälder" "Fredericus Rex", "Ännchen von Tharau" and other musical composition. In the column were not only men, but also young ladies, women with children and the elderly. The demonstrators carried flags of Prussia, the Russian imperial flags and flags of non-governmental organizations. We walked from "Fisher`s village" to a submarine, basically around Königsberg Cathedral. The event was presented by people from different towns and villages of our region, from Heiligenbeil to Tilsit. Local and federal media have ignored our event. They are gladly paid their attention to communistic march which supported by local authority.

The purpose of this event is to highlight the stages of a centuries-old history of the region. Prussian History is a Russian History too. Many common links through the centuries connecting Prussia and Russia. Here are some milestones:
1. The Hanseatic League - which included Königsberg and Novgorod.
Grand Embassy of Peter the Great - Russia's diplomatic mission in Prussia (Russian tsar Peter the Great).
3. The Battle of Eylau - Prussian and Russian troops fought together against the forces of Napoleon.
4. Seven Years' War - in which at the beginning of the war Russia fought against Prussia, but by the end of the war, Russia and Prussia were allies and fought together against Austria.
5. Oath of residents of East Prussia, (including the philosopher Immanuel Kant), to the Russian crown.
6. The Russian Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, born Princess Charlotte of Prussia. Wife of Russian tsar Nicholas I.
7.  The Treaties of Tilsit.
We thank all participants (especially musicians) and police.
Welcome to "P-Russian parade in Konigsberg 2012" which will take place on 1-st of July in
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