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Kaliningrad


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DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405189224.2011.x


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This region and its ice-free port on the Baltic coast were known as Königsberg and formed part of East Prussia until awarded to the soviet union by the potsdam conference at the end of world war ii . It was then renamed in honor of Mikhail Kalinin, Soviet head of state from 1919 to 1946. Since the dissolution of the USSR, Kaliningrad's inhabitants (430,000 in the 2002 census) have lived within a Russian enclave directly bordered only by Poland and Lithuania. ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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