The viral video of Angela Merkel failing to find Berlin on the map, reached Russian internet and prompted hundreds of comments.
Angela Merkel geography fail
Below is the report of Ridus about this epic flop, followed by the reactions of Russian netizens.
Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel failed the school geography test. She couldn’t correctly locate on the map her native city of Hamburg.
Merkel came to a meeting with students and their parents in one of international schools. During the demonstration lesson, the children were asked to find on the map their home towns. A similar task was given to the Chancellor.
Firstly, she decided to find on the contour map the location of Berlin, but couldn’t deal with the task. Instead of the capital of Germany she pointed to the territory of Russia. The teacher noticed the mistake and corrected Angela Merkel.
Comments of Russian netizens
Korpus Mira: Wherever you hit with finger on the map, you’ll point at Russia!
Kiev Rus: That’s strange. I – as an officer of Strategic Missile Forces – can show on the map any major city of NATO :))))))
Dana5: As a true German, Merkel considers Russia to be the German territory. ))
923483954: Following the footsteps of George Bush Jr. … The question is what in the same situation would do a Russian teacher facing You-Know-Who.
[Note: You-Know-Who is an "euphemism" for Vladimir Putin]
ak747: They say that Merkel poked at some Siberian region. And in that region there is indeed a settlement called “Berlin” - it got the name because after war there was the camp for German POW. So, Angela correctly found her place)))
Evgeniya: I think that Angela Merkel can find on any map Berlin, Hamburg and Germany itself. But the [German] hand habitually extends towards Russia.
Ded: Our leaders in Kremlin are not more educated than Merkel.
Lunardrug: Sit down, Merkel. Two!!
[Note: In Russian schools the academic grade 'two' equals to "unsatisfactory"]
Anonymous: Come on, that map is not easy to understand. Only the contours of continents.
Sergey Ivanov (replying to Anonymous): Just a little bit lower and to the right from Denmark. In any case, one can easily spot the Baltic Sea.
Belyj Veter: If they wouldn’t lose the war, Berlin could be there.
- Mom, we have the test in school tomorrow!
- Don’t worry, son – let’s repeat together. The capital of Germany?
- The capital of France?
- Berlin. Mom, come on – try something more difficult.
- The capital of Poland?
- You’re so smart, Adolf!
Fig Vam: “The children were asked to find on the map their home towns. A similar task was given to the Chancellor.”
This was the first serious flop of [our] Russian spy.
Glory MU: That was the highest level of trolling from Angela Merkel.
Egorushka Solovyov: Merkel is just a true woman. And women shouldn’t know maps – someone will drive them.