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

    Founded by Teutonic knights in the 13th century, it was previously known as Königsberg, the capital of East Prussia, where Prussian kings were crowned. At the end of the second world war, the...

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

    Historical Background [ edit | edit source] The Grand Duchy of Posen was annexed by Prussia in the Polish partitions of 1815. 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 ...

  4. 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.

  5. 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 ...

  6. East Prussia - Metapedia

    East Prussia, Summer 1939 East Prussia(German: Ostpreußen) refers to the original part of Prussia situated along the southeastern Baltic Coastfrom Memelto the river Vistula. From the mid-1200s it was a possession and theocratic State of the Teutonic Knightsand in 1525 it became their Duchy.

  7. 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.

  8. Does Prussia exist today? – Wise-Answer

    The Kingdom of Prussia was thus abolished in favour of a republic—the Free State of Prussia , a state of Germany from 1918 until 1933. From 1933, Prussia lost its independence as a result of the Prussian coup, when the Nazi regime was successfully establishing its Gleichschaltung laws in pursuit of a unitary state.

  9. Colmar Freiherr von der Goltz Wiki -

    Wilhelm Leopold Colmar Freiherr von der Goltz (12 August 1843 – 19 April 1916), also known as Goltz Pasha , was a Prussian Field Marshal and military writer.

  10. 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

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

    WATCH: Sharks biting alligators, the most epic lion battles, and MUCH more. Below you can find a complete list of Kaliningrad animals. We currently track 169 animals in Russia (Kaliningrad Oblast) and are adding more every day! The Kaliningrad Oblast is a unique component of the Russian Federation. It is the only part of it that is not ...