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  2. Kaliningrad: the Russian exclave with a taste for Europe

    A little parcel of land smaller than Wales wedged up against the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad has no common border with Russia, which is almost 300 miles to the east – and unlike most Russians its ...

  3. Colmar Freiherr von der Goltz - Wikiwand

    Adlig Bielkenfeld, Province of East Prussia, Kingdom of Prussia today Ivanovka, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russian Federation: Died: 19 April 1916 (aged 72) Baghdad, Ottoman Empire: Allegiance Prussia German Empire Ottoman Empire: Service/ branch: Prussian Army: Years of service: 1861–1911 1914–1916: Rank: Generalfeldmarschall Pasha: Battles/wars ...

  4. Posen, Prussia, German Empire Genealogy • FamilySearch,_Prussia...

    It became the ‘’’Province of Posen ‘’ in the Kingdom of Prussia in 1848. It became part of the German Empire in 1871. Posen was part of the Free State of Prussia within Weimar Germany from 1918, but was dissolved the following year when most of its territory was ceded to the Second Polish Republic by the Treaty of Versailles. [1]

  5. Polish Genealogy Research in the Kingdom of Prussia

    Ancestry has three sources specific to Prussian Polish research. These are: Eastern Prussian Provinces, Germany (Poland), Selected Civil Vitals, 1874-1945 (index with images of birth, marriage, and death records from many civil registry offices)

  6. Map guide to German parish registers - FamilySearch

    Kingdom of Prussia, Province of Brandenburg III, City of Berlin -- v. 44. Kingdom of Prussia, Province of West Prussia I, Regierungsbezirk Danzig -- v. 45. Kingdom of Prussia, Province of West Prussia II, Regierungsbezirk Marienwerder -- v. 46. Kingdom of Prussia, Province of East Prussia I, Regierungsbezirk Allenstein -- v. 47.

  7. Discovering East Prussian legacy in Kaliningrad - Lonely Planet

    Kaliningrad is Russia’s main military base in the Baltics and the home of the Baltic Fleet, and many locals hail from military families. The captivating scene, best watched from the podium of the Mother Russia statue (which commemorates the inclusion of East Prussia into Russian Federation in 1946), would have been hard to imagine in 1933 ...

  8. Kaliningrad Oblast - Wikitravel

    The Kaliningrad Oblast is the northern part of historic East Prussia (German: Ostpreussen ), as the southern part is roughly the Warmia-Masuria region of Poland. Since 1945, it has been part of Russia. The land’s old name come from the Baltic tribes of Prussians (in English often reffered as Old Prussians ), closely related to modern-day ...

  9. Does Prussia exist today? – Wise-Answer

    With the end of the Soviet Union in 1991 and the independence of Lithuania and Belarus Kaliningrad Oblast became an exclave of Russia. Is there a connection between Russia and Prussia? With the creation of the Kingdom of Prussia in 1701 and the proclamation of the Russian Empire in 1721, two powerful new states emerged that began to interact.

  10. Wildlife in Kaliningrad Oblast - Types of ... - AZ Animals

    From a historical perspective, it is not really Russian at all but rather Germanic. At the close of World War II, the German province of East Prussia was divided up between Poland and the USSR, with this northeastern section given to Russia primarily to enable it to have a year-round ice-free port in the Baltic Sea.

  11. Kaliningrad Oblast – Travel guide at Wikivoyage

    Kaliningrad Oblast ( Russian: Калинингра́дская о́бласть) is Russia's only oblast (administrative subdivision) that is separated from the rest of Russia. It is an exclave situated between Poland and Lithuania on the Baltic Sea . Historically, the region was Prussian (and later German) and the capital, today's Kaliningrad, was known as Königsberg.