Monday, March 2, 2009

Random geography

X informally called Yantarny kray (meaning amber region) is a federal subject of Russia on the Baltic coast.
X forms the westernmost part of the Russian Federation, but it has no land connection to the rest of Russia. Since the fall of the Soviet Union it has been an exclave of the Russian Federation surrounded by Lithuania and Poland. Borderless travel to the main part of Russia is only possible by sea or air. This political isolation became more pronounced when Lithuania and Poland both became members of the European Union and NATO, and entered the Schengen Zone, which means that X is surrounded by the territories of these organizations as well.
Its largest city and the administrative center is ____________ (formerly known as Königsberg), which has historical significance as both a major city of the historical state of Prussia and the capital of the former German province of East Prussia, partitioned after World War II between the USSR and Poland, and renamed after Mikhail _________.

Population: 968,200 (2004 est.)


The Mudd said...


RR said...

kalinigrad something dont remember

patti said...

Studly.. yeah it's hard to remember a name like that..
It's called the Kaliningrad Oblast.
Oblast meaning territory in Russian.
And guy is Mikhail Kalinin.