Kaliningrad, Russian Outpost, Is Again a Flash Point in East-West Relations


A former American national security adviser once called Kaliningrad, a Russian enclave sandwiched between the NATO members Poland and Lithuania, “a dagger in the heart of Europe.”

Now Kaliningrad, a port city captured from the Nazis by the Soviet Union during World War II, once again finds itself a fault line in a Cold War-style conflict between Russia and the West.

The Russian authorities this week threatened Lithuania with retaliation if the Baltic country did not swiftly reverse its ban…



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