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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. 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]

  4. Polish Genealogy Research in the Kingdom of Prussia

    Land was organized into the provinces of East Prussia, New East Prussia, West Prussia, South Prussia, the tiny province of New Silesia, and the District of Netze. In 1807, the Prussian Empire lost the land in the provinces of South Prussia and New Silesia, which were incorporated into the Napoleonic Duchy of Warsaw.

  5. East Prussia (Ostpreußen) Maps • FamilySearch

    After a new administrative reform on 1 January 1999 in the southern part of Poland, the area has been, almost in its entirety, the Warmia-Masurian Voivodeship with the capital Olsztyn. The former Northeast Prussia today forms the Russian Oblast Kaliningrad with the capital Kaliningrad .

  6. Discovering East Prussian legacy in Kaliningrad - Lonely Planet

    One of the newer political oddities on the map of Europe, Kaliningrad emerged as a little chunk of Russia inside the EU as a result of the Soviet victory in WWII and the collapse of the USSR 45 years later.

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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.

  9. Kaliningrad oblast in the military system of the Russian ...

    The Kaliningrad Oblast covers 13,404 km˛, and 15,096 km together with parts of the Vistula (Kaliningrad) and Curonian lagoons belonging to the Russian Federation (Skrzyp and Lach 1997, p. 6). This gives 0.088% of its total area. It is 4 times smaller than Lithuania and 21 times smaller than Poland. In terms of distance, it is closest to

  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 | Familypedia | Fandom

    On August 29, 1944, Soviet troops reached the border of East Prussia. By January 1945, they had taken all of East Prussia except for the area around Königsberg. Many inhabitants fled west at this time. During the last days of the war, over two million people fled before the Red Army and were evacuated by sea.