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Fortress Kaliningrad. Ever closer to Moscow
Fortress Kaliningrad. Ever closer to Moscow

Author(s): Maria Domańska, Szymon Kardaś, Marek Menkiszak, Jadwiga Rogoża, Andrzej Wilk, Iwona Wiśniewska, Piotr Żochowski
Subject(s): Governance, Economic policy, International relations/trade, Security and defense, Military policy, Geopolitics
Published by: Ośrodek Studiów Wschodnich im. Marka Karpia
Keywords: Kaliningrad Oblast; Russian Federation; geopolitics; political and social situation; military situation; security situation; economic situation;
Summary/Abstract: The Kaliningrad Oblast is a Russian exclave separated from the Russian Federation by the territories of Poland and Lithuania (both of which are EU and NATO member states) and of Belarus. It is the only part of Russia that has a border with Poland and Lithuania. Its geopolitical location makes Kaliningrad Oblast an important Russian outpost in the northern part of Central Europe. It is therefore strategically important for Russia, as well as for Poland and Lithuania and the entire region. For this reason, the Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW) considers monitoring the political, social, economic, energy, security and military situation in the Kaliningrad Oblast to be one of the priority areas of its analytic work.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-65827-43-2
  • Page Count: 91
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: English