User talk:Kolja21

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Please leave a message here or at my german page

EurAsEC Customs Union[edit]

Hi Kolja21, would you be able to create a map of the new EurAsEC Customs Union between Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus which went into effect January 1, 2010. I am going to create the article for it, it will be EurAsEC Customs Union, and is currently at Eurasian_Economic_Community#EurAsEC_Customs_Union. I don't know how to create maps, but having seen yours, assume it wouldn't take you too long? Thanks ONULaw23 (talk) 12:48, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

Hi ONULaw23, where is the difference between the en:Eurasian Economic Community, the Common Economic Space, and the EurAsEC Customs Union? I'm specialized on EU-maps and not shure, what the map should look like. --Kolja21 (talk) 01:37, 30 April 2010 (UTC)

Map error[edit]

You made the map [1] and the future version [2]. It seems that you mixed up the Latvian and Lithuanian currency symbols on these maps. Maybe you can fix them?

You list the Swedish currency symbol as "Skr". Note that this symbol is very uncommon. Usually, people use "kr" or "SEK" instead. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk • contribs) 18:17, 8. Aug. 2010 (UTC--Kolja21 (talk) 22:43, 8 August 2010 (UTC))

Thanks, you are right! I'll fix it. --Kolja21 (talk) 22:43, 8 August 2010 (UTC)


Hallo Kolja21, könntest du ein Update an deiner Europa-Karte [3] vornehmen? Montenegro ist mittlerweile EU-Beitrittskandidat. Hatte schon die anderen Karten auf der Wiki-Seite zur EU erneuert, war aber dann an dieser gescheitert. -- Stefan040780 (talk) 21:45, 20 December 2010 (UTC)

Erledig. Danke für den Tipp und den Update der anderen Karten. --Kolja21 (talk) 22:03, 22 December 2010 (UTC)

Eurocontrol members[edit]

Hi Kolja21 Ad please Latvia to this map (Eurocontrol members)

Not my map, but your right: EUROCONTROL welcomes Latvia as a new member, press release, 1st January 2011. --Kolja21 (talk) 04:03, 10 January 2011 (UTC)


Vielen Dank für die Arbeiten bei der ksh Wikipedia. Gruß --BBKurt (talk) 22:00, 19 May 2012 (UTC)

War mir eine Freude. Danke für das schnelle Löschen der veralteten Vorlage. --Kolja21 (talk) 00:08, 20 May 2012 (UTC)


Hi! Would you like to participate at the discussion regarding the main map on Central Europe article? . By your opinion, which areas should be colored in dark green and which one in light green? Iaaasi (talk) 17:15, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

A beer for you![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png For your work in Deutsch Wikipedia relating Opposition in Belarus. Renessaince (talk) 07:42, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

Danke, das lass ich mir schmecken! Gruß --Kolja21 (talk) 20:09, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

Creating reference EU map files[edit]

Hi, I noticed that you've done a lot of work with EU map files and that, specifically, many of those files have been designated cronologically. I would suggest that, for reasons of reducing duplication of labour, there should be a reference, or "main", file that is used in wikipedia articles and is updated to be current, so that it isn't necessary to change every article using these files every time a change happens. Cronological archive versins need not be affected by this streamlining. What do you think about this? --U5K0 (talk) 11:06, 30 June 2013 (UTC)

Yes, that's a good idea! If you look at my user page you see that I've already started to differentiate between "Main maps" and "Maps with timestamp". --Kolja21 (talk) 15:40, 30 June 2013 (UTC)

Map sizes[edit]

Really nice job you are doing out there with the EU maps. One suggestion/comment I would make that the animated gifs you make should be of slightly larger sizes (or is there a way to have them vectorized animations?). Nergaal (talk) 04:24, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

Not that I know of. If I've got time, I'll try a larger version. --Kolja21 (talk) 13:01, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

EU as a single entity[edit]

I just erased the border between Croatia and the EU. -- Atoine85 (talk) 09:27, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

Thank you so much! Do you use Inkscape? I really want to learn how to do this job. Cheers --Kolja21 (talk) 13:06, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

Re: We know the future![edit]

Excuse me, but it was not my invention. This news was reported by one of the most authoritative italian newspapers (owned by Fiat-Chrysler) and by the italian Public Television RAI (very authoritative) and the map was updated based on those sources: La Stampa and RaiNews. I'm not "figuring out the future". There are reliable sources.--L736E (talk) 19:08, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Hi L736E, it's no big thing. But you wrote: "Albania acknowledged by the European Council as an official candidate on June 24th, 2014." La Stampa wrote: "L’annuncio del commissario europeo all’allargamento, Stefan Fule: ..." en:Štefan Füle left a message on Twitter. This is not the same as an official decision by the en:European Council. Füle is not even a member of the European Council. Cheers --Kolja21 (talk) 20:05, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

EMU/EWU 2006[edit]

I have noticed that you created various en:Eurozone and en:EMU maps throughout euro history. The only map still missing in your 'collection' is about EMU in 2006 with Slovenia, Malta, Cyprus, Slovakia, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania still in en:ERM II. Could you create one ? --Barzdonas 18:08, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

Sorry, I'm not acitve at Commons right now. But I keep it in mind. It would be the map File:Europäische_Wirtschafts-_und_Währungsunion-2006.svg. --Kolja21 (talk) 15:08, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Europe subregion map UN geoschme[edit]

I would like to ask you to shade in Armenia as pink Eastern Europe for this map. Armenia is classified as Europe by the UN and it doesn't make sense that land all around Armenia could be considered Europe but not Europe itself. --Steverci (talk) 16:13, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

Hi Steverci, you are talking about the File:Europe subregion map UN geoschme.svg? Looks strange but it's correct. This list classifies Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Cyprus as "Western Asia". Small parts of Georgia and Azerbaijan are "Europe", so these countries shade with a light pink. (It's not the same pink like Eastern Europe.) --Kolja21 (talk) 21:24, 24 June 2015 (UTC)
There are no fixed European borders, historically ranging from Constantinople to the Caucasus. What exactly decides "small parts"? No mention of that in your link. The World Atlas lists Armenia as part of Europe and is a more important source. --Steverci (talk) 16:30, 8 July 2015 (UTC)
Of cause there are no no fixed European borders. But this map is about UN geoschme. So if you want to change it, you have to write to the UN. --Kolja21 (talk) 16:33, 8 July 2015 (UTC)