Kaliningrad, formerly Königsberg, is the capital of Kaliningrad Region, Russia, and is an exclave between Lithuania and Poland on the Baltic Sea. Kaliningrad will be one of the venues for the 2018 World Cup.
Dozens of car owners flocked to a remote airfield near the city of Kaliningrad to form five Olympic rings and the word “Russia.” The stunning flashmob, set up to support Team Russia heading for PyeongChang, was caught on film.
A school in the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad is in hot water after an initiation bash went viral. Booze-fueled revelry starring a pig’s head, blood-stained syringes and a Satanic emblem was endorsed by the school administration.
Moscow could deploy more forces, including Iskander-M tactical missile systems, to its western regions in response to the US deployment of additional forces to Poland, the head of the Russian parliament’s Defense Committee said.
Hundreds of Russian marines backed by tanks and helicopters have taken part in exercises in Russia's western enclave region of Kaliningrad. The military drills focussed on neutralizing potential illegal armed groups.
Lithuania has announced that it will award some €1.34 million ($1.45mn) to a private contractor to build a 2-meter high metal fence alongside the 45 km stretch of land bordering Russia’s Kaliningrad region.