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Kaliningrad

  Kaliningrad is the centre of the Russian enclave which became part of the USSR after the end of the Second World War. Previously it was the Prussian city of Königsberg - the birthplace of the philosopher Immanuel Kant. Today the city is a unique mix of German and Soviet architecture and famous for its amber. When visiting Kaliningrad you should also try to go see the Curonian Spit. 

Kaliningrad


Basic facts
Name in Russian
Калининград
Status
City-municipality and administrative centre of the Kaliningrad Region
Location
On the River Pregolya
Distance
965km south-west of St Petersburg; 1,285km west of Moscow;
Time Zone
Kaliningrad Time
Population
448,548 people (2014)
Founded
1255
Former Names
Königsberg
City Day
Second Saturday in July
Official Website
http://www.klgd.ru/