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The Amber City – Kaliningrad


Kaliningrad is geographically separated from Russia, and it is situation between, Lithuania and Poland. Earlier Kaliningrad is part of East Prussia (Sambians) then its dominated by Germans (Konigsberg). It had Polish and Lithuanian as minorities. When Germany started the WWII, Russia wants to show their strength and captured the Konigsberg through Red Army. The assault made by Red Army made powerful expulsion from the country. Most of the Germans were killed in this expulsion and their properties handed over to Red Army. Russians were relocated to the Konigsberg (the original named by Germany).

The formation happened at 1950, were one of the prominent leader of Russia died, where Russia decides to name after the leader, Mikhail Kalinin. The local people said, the place has to be named after Immanuel Kant or slovekian people asked to name after the sacred flower Kanto. Later the name Kaliningrad emerged. Kaliningrad had a mixture of medieval and modern cultures. It has wonderful cathedrals, monuments, museums, underwater shooting where you can find the piece of history. In underwater you can still find the armies remaining and debris inside the water. Movie makers are interested to get the movies underwater to take those snaps in their movies.

Kaliningrad also called as Amber City, because world’s 90% Amber exported from here. It’s rich in natural Amber mines. After Russians entered into the Kaliningrad they captured all the mines. There is an exclusive Amber Museum in Kaliningrad. There you can find the insects, lizards are captured inside the Amber about ages ago. Also you can find age old biggest Amber rock in the museum.

Kaliningrad also welcomes tourist as Russia announced it as Special economic zone, with this it
developed the tourism, parks, cathedrals, churches, old monuments, king’s castle etc., From Vistula Lagoon sea vessels can access the Bay of Danzig and Baltic sea. There is a lots of history behind this place, Konigsber Stock Market, Germany, WWII, Lithuania, Prussia, Poland, Russia many more tales to tell.

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