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Ever wondered why a part of Russia is detached from the rest? There are a lot of weird borders in the world, and often the reason is that a country wanted access to the sea and fight like crazy to get it. They ignore any reasonable boundary between countries in exchange for a bizarre panhandle, or sometimes even cutting off parts of other countries to create a strange border situation called enclaves, which is when a part of a country is only reachable by land through other countries. This video goes over 3 bizarre border situations including why Russia has an the kaliningrad exclave, which is a result of a chain of events in world war 1 and world war 2 in which germany had a strange border where east prussia was an exclave cut off by the danzig corridor, which actually led to world war 2. There is also Angola's exclave of Cabinda cut off by the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This weird border is a by product of the scramble for Africa. Finally there is Croatia, which looks like it is taking all of Bosnia and Herzegovina's coastline until you look closely and notice a strange border strip which gives Bosnia ad Herzegovina a 20 kilometer coastline and detaches a piece of croatia. This weird border is a quirk of history, where the land in the balkans changed hands multiple times. Two Corrections: Poland was RE-created after ww1 as it was previously occupied by Germany and Russia. Also the video is a bit vague on who started ww2. It was Germany. As well Danzig is used as the name for the city of Gdansk because that is what it was at the time. Thanks to the Noun Project for the Oil Rigs: https://thenounproject.com/ Why I think Istanbul Is The Most Strategically Important City in the World: https://youtu.be/uxWdmi4vsaU Why Toy Channels Get Crazy Numbers of Views: https://youtu.be/m0Q5jO8I59w Why Spanish Speaking Youtubers Are Taking Over Youtube: https://youtu.be/hfDHkH8QZbQ
Kaliningrado en alemán: Königsberg, en prusiano antiguo: Twangste, Kunnegsgarbs, Knigsberg, en lituano: Karaliaučius, en polaco: Królewiec), la antigua Königsberg prusiana, es una ciudad portuaria de Europa Oriental perteneciente a Rusia tras su anexión en 1945 y situada en un exclave en la desembocadura del río Pregel, que desagua en el lago del Vístula, comunicado a su vez con el mar Báltico por el estrecho de Baltiysk. Es capital del óblast de Kaliningrado, que ocupa 15 100 km² y tiene una población de 1268 200 habitantes (2017). Dicho óblast (región o provincia) se encuentra aislado del resto del territorio ruso, con fronteras al norte con Lituania y al sur con Polonia, ambas pertenecientes a la Unión Europea (UE).
Lithuania is securing its border to Russia's Kaliningrad Oblast with a two-meter-high fence, hoping to better protect the country against smugglers - and perhaps against Russia itself. _______ Exciting, powerful and informative – DW Documentary is always close to current affairs and international events. Our eclectic mix of award-winning films and reports take you straight to the heart of the story. Dive into different cultures, journey across distant lands, and discover the inner workings of modern-day life. Subscribe and explore the world around you – every day, one DW Documentary at a time. Subscribe to DW Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW39zufHfsuGgpLviKh297Q?sub_confirmation=1# For more information visit: https://www.dw.com/documentaries Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dwdocumentary/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dw.stories DW netiquette policy: http://www.dw.com/en/dws-netiquette-policy/a-5300954
Welcome to the most beautiful and most accessible museum in Moscow - the Metro. The Moscow Metro is one of the busiest underground systems in the world with a daily ridership of over 9 million people. The Moscow Metro is the world record-holder for on-time departures and arrivals. According to the Moscow transport department, its accuracy is 99.99 percent and the average train during rush hour is every 90 seconds. The metro is so beautiful that 44 of the nearly 200 stations are listed as cultural heritage sites. During World War Two, the Moscow metro became bomb-proof shelters, like in London. Half a million people found shelter underground, and people slept in the carriages of trains that were parked overnight in stations. When airstrikes were especially frequent, there were shops and hairdressing salons in operation at the stations, and for example the Kurskaya metro station had a working library. There is a legend concerning the appearance of the circle line, which wasn’t originally planned. The myth states that during a meeting, Stalin put his cup of coffee on the metro map leaving a brown circle around the city center. Stalin showed the circle to the builders and ordered the construction of such a line. This is why the line is brown. Around 26 metro stations were renamed after the collapse of the Soviet Union as well as names of streets, squares and avenues around the city. Main reason for that was, of course, letting go of the Communist past. Like the Oyster card in London or the Octopus card in Hong Kong, Moscow has the Troika Card. The Troika is a contactless reusable card designed to pay for public transport in Moscow. Passengers using the Troika card can pay for their trips by bus, trolleybus, or tram for 31 rubles and the Moscow Metro for 32 rubles. It's also possible to get unlimited cards, like mine which is 5000 rubles for 3 months. If you’re using the metro in moscow, I highly recommend the yandex metro app. It is an interactive metro map of Moscow which calculates your time and route. To help those who are visually impaired, as well as people just lost, the metro announcers voice changes. On a journey towards the centre, a man’s voice is used. While going away, a woman’s. As always, thanks for watching, and please subscribe to my channel for more information about Moscow! Music by NOWË: https://soundcloud.com/nowemusic/ insta: @jonnytickle
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Kaliningrad was known as Königsberg from its founding by the Teutonic Knights in the 13th century. After World War II, It was renamed to Kaliningrad and populated with Russians and became part of the Soviet Union. . Its location is between Lithuania and Poland on the Baltic Sea.
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The Kaliningrad Region is the most western part of Russia, one of the most beautiful and unusual regions of the country. The largest tourist centers of the region are the city of Kaliningrad and the Curonian Spit. Nature has endowed this land with picturesque landscapes and unique sources of health tourism. Over 750 years old Kaliningrad has lots of historical places to visit. The beauty of the region will enchant you and hospitality of the people will win your heart forever.
Museum of the World Ocean, Kaliningrad Cathedral, Bunker Museum, Amber Museum, Kant Island & Riverside, Friedland Gate,
Altes Haus, King's Gate, Kant's Tomb, Cosmonaut Monument, Dohna Tower, Ploshchad Pobedy, Rossgarten Gate, Lighthouse Viewing Tower.
its population around 401,649 . majority Kaliningrad's residents are of Russian ethnicity. Kaliningrad today is home to communities of Ukrainian, Belarusian, Tatar, German, Armenian, Polish, and Lithuanian descent.
In 1996, Kaliningrad was designated a Special Economic Zone. Manufacturers based there get tax and customs duty breaks on the goods they send to other parts of Russia. One in three televisions in Russia is made in Kaliningrad. it is home to Cadillac, Hummer and BMW related car plants. Kaliningrad grew faster than any other region in Russia.
Kaliningrad has a humid climate with cold, cloudy, winters and mild summers. Spring starts in March and is initially cold and windy. Summer begins in June. Autumn comes in September. cold starts In November. Winter includes periods of snow. January and February are the coldest months with the temperature sometimes dropping as low as −15 °C
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There are lots of 5 star, 3 star hotels in Kaliningrad. Moscow Hotel, Skipper Hotel, Kaliningrad Hotel, Radisson Hotel etc. In preparation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, 4 new hotels have been built in the city, including a five star apartment hotel, Crystal House.
Kaliningrad is home to the football club FC Baltika Kaliningrad, which plays in the Football Championship of the National League. Kaliningrad will be the host of some games in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Khrabrovo International Airport, 24 kilometers north of Kaliningrad. There is the smaller Kaliningrad Devau Airport for general aviation. Kaliningrad's international railway station is Kaliningrad Passazhirsky. In 1881, the Königsberg tramway system was opened, and it still functions to this day.