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Kaliningrad


Kaliningrad is a sea port, and the administrative center of the Kaliningard Oblast, which is an exclave of Russia lying on the Baltic Sea coast between Lithuania and Poland. As of the 2002 census, the city had a population of 430,003.

Kaliningard was once a German city, known by the German name of Königsberg. The city was captured by the Soviet Red Army, after a brutal and extended series of battles during the final stages of World War II. As was agreed by the Allies at the Potsdam Conference, sovereignty over the city and the surrounding area was transfered to the Soviet Union (the city became part of the Russian SFSR. The name of the city was changed from Königsberg to Kaliningrad in 1946, in honor of Mikhail Ivanovich Kalinin, one of the original Bolsheviks, who died that same year.

Kaliningrad had an estimated population of 820,500.

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Night Train to Kaliningrad _ Night Flight to Vladivostok: A Journal of Travel and Recovery (1)

By Andrew Weeks

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This book is the memoir of an inner and outer journey across the Eurasian landmass from Vienna to Vladivostok, undertaken in order to regain confidence in my mental and physical powers after a harsh cancer treatment. The first third of the book consists of reflections and memories prior to departure, while the latter two thirds recount my experiences, encounters, and observations in route through the cities of Austria, the Baltic states, Russia, and Siberia. The memoir incorporates reflections on German mysticism, Russian and German literature and philosophy, as well as observations of people and places. Cities visited include Salzburg, Vienna, Gdansk, Kaliningrad, Svetlogorsk, Vilnius, Riga, St. Petersburg, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk, Vladivostok, and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski. Authors reflected upon include Boehme, Goethe, Kant, Herder, Schopenhauer, Thomas Mann, Chekhov, Tolstoy, Pushkin, Leskov, Dostoyevsky, Berdyayev, Tolstaya, Alexievich, Lomasko, Petrushevskaya, and Ulitskaya. Travel across Russia became the occasion for reflecting on life, death, the threatened culture of reading, literature, and the comparative study of national character.

Baltic Capitals, 3rd: Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, and Kaliningrad: The Bradt Travel Guide

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Baltic Capitals: Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, Kaliningrad: The Bradt Travel Guide

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