Friday, December 7, 2012

We shall overcome! For Königsberg!

Our initiative group began collecting signatures for renaming back to historical name of our city - Königsberg. In late December, signatures of Russians in favour of Königsberg will be passed to local Parliament (Kaliningrad Oblast Duma). The legal basis for initiative is the Russian Federal Law «on Geographical Features Names» № 152-FZ ( from 1997). The number of required signatures is not regulated by federal law.
We shall overcome! For Königsberg!


  1. This is a greatest piece of news!
    I have written about it in my blog, showing also 3 photos of this website (of course with the reference).
    Waiting for Your comment here .
    Best wishes and have a Happy New Year 2013!

  2. Good to end away that Kalinin from the name of your marvellous town, but I propose a Russian name: Короля Гора (=Korolya Gora, meaning "Mount of the King", as well as "Königsberg"), allowing it is called Königsberg from the other countries.
    I mean, it there is the logic of "the previous name", there will be a domino effect in all that area: Sovetsk would be Tilsit, Gusev would be Gumbinnen, Baltijsk would be Pillau etc.
    The whole area is now Russian, not German.
    Поздравляю вас с Новым Годом!

  3. Спасибо большое, Pille! :) Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Respect to Estonia and Italy!