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A Small Part of Russia That Does Not Touch Any Other Part of Russia

The Kaliningrad Oblast is an oblast or “state” in the Russian Federation that’s completely surrounded by Poland, Lithuania, and the Baltic sea. Thanks to the geopolitical aftermath of World War II, this small Russian territory is in the curious position of not touching any other part of Russia.

For centuries, the region was part of the German state of East Prussia. It was annexed by the USSR after World War II, which proceeded to push out all the Germans who still lived there and rename the territory Kaliningrad after the Soviet leader Mikhail Kalinin. 



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