Today we will talk about a Russian enclave, something like a «small portion of Russia» locked within another foreign territory. Geographically, it is a curiosity, a portion of territory cornered by the future of history, & nbsp; between countries such as Poland and Lithuania, & nbsp; that is, completely surrounded by the European Union.
The territory of Kaliningrad is virtually isolated from the rest of Russia, unless it is for the facilities introduced to enter Russia through Lithuania by land. It is that kaliningrad , located at the mouth of the preel river, it has no less than about 968,000 inhabitants, a figure that is not to ignore. The enclave has several centuries of history and evolution with not a few conflicts and arbitrariness: among them, we could tell the heritage tragedy of the demolition of the Königsberg & nbsp cast (in German hands), falls to the Soviet offensive. From then on, & nbsp; the territory is annexed by the union after being part of the so -called East Prussia.
Thus begins & nbsp; the rusification of the territory, also becoming the basis of Soviet military operations about the Baltic Sea. It was the subsequent independence of Lithuania, after the fall of the Soviet Union, & nbsp; which ends up transforming the territory of kaliningrad in & nbsp; an isolated enclave of Russia . & nbsp; Kaliningrad is today in full adaptation, to such an point, that it is speculated with a change of name to return to its old pre -Soviet name (Königsberg, or the abbreviated version Kyonig).
The city of Kaliningrad is connected with areas of interest such as the spa cities of Zelenogorsk, Svetlogorsk, Lantarnyi and Pionerski, busy in the summer. In addition, among the places of interest are the Königsberg Cathedral, famous for its Gothic style, along with other churches, the zoo, one of the oldest in Russia (and one of the largest), walls and historical buildings. < Strong> Kaliningrad is in addition to an enclave, one of the most thriving areas of Russia, thanks to being declared a special economic zone, a status that tries to emulate Hong Kong’s experience, somehow. The future can be promising, if nobody has the idea of putting their noses.