Kaliningrad

Russia's Su-27 Fighter: Nato Hates This Jet (and For Good Reasons)

War Is Boring Security, Europe Bad blood. In June 2014, Kaliningrad Su-27s again flew within 30 feet of a Swedish spy plane. The Su-27s have also tangled with Swedish Gripen fighters and French Mirage jets. The Flankers have repeatedly...
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Scary Stuff: Watch A Russian Su-27 Fighter And U.s. F-15 Get A Little Close

Mark Episkopos Security, Why?  The Russian account is not implausible, given that Kremlin officials frequently fly to and from Kaliningrad-- a Russian enclave in Europe nestled between several NATO countries--  over Baltic airspace. For...
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Watch Storm Destroy Promenade In Russia's Kaliningrad Oblast

A storm that was raging in the Baltic Sea has destroyed part of the promenade in the city of Svetlogorsk in Russian's Kaliningrad region, the head of Svetlogorsk municipal district Vladimir Bondarenko said on Facebook.
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A Russian City Is Embroiled In Furious Protests Over Philosopher Immanuel Kant

The Russian city of Kaliningrad is in the midst of a heated debate. Paint has been thrown, protests and counter-protests have been staged, and a vice-admiral has issued a stern warning to his sailors to take his side in the conflict—which is about...
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Iskander Missiles In Kaliningrad Just 'excuse' For Nato Buildup – Ret. Officer

The North Atlantic Alliance has listed the deployment of Russia's "dual capable" Iskander-M mobile short-range ballistic missile systems in its Kaliningrad exclave as one of the reasons the "Euro-Atlantic security environment has become less stable...
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Southgate’s Gamble Piles Pressure On England For Colombia Clash

Kaliningrad (Russia) (AFP) – Gareth Southgate is finally experiencing the level of scrutiny that comes with being England manager at a World Cup as his gamble to make eight changes in losing 1-0 to Belgium comes under the microscope. By...
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Last-gasp Aspas Sees Spain Draw 2-2 With Morocco

Kaliningrad (Russia) (AFP) – Iago Aspas scored a VAR-assisted equaliser in injury time as Spain scrambled a 2-2 draw with Morocco on Monday in a dramatic finale to their Group B campaign.   Aspas’s winner, initially disallowed but...
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Serbia Coach Calls For Referee ‘to Be Tried In The Hague’

Kaliningrad (Russia) (AFP) – Serbia’s coach has reacted to his team’s World Cup defeat to Switzerland by calling for the referee to be put on trial in the Hague, in a reference to the war crimes tribunal for the...
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With The Russian Threat In Mind, Nato Prepares For A Different Kind Of War

SKRUNDA-1, Latvia—On June 13, the sounds of gunfire and controlled detonations thundered within the abandoned apartment blocks at this former Soviet radar station about 90 miles to the northeast of Russia’s Kaliningrad exclave. On this day, as...
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Last Gasp Shaqiri Seals Swiss Win Over Serbia In Group E

Kaliningrad (Russia) (AFP) – A last-minute Xherdan Shaqiri breakaway goal handed Switzerland victory Friday as they came from behind to defeat Serbia 2-1 in Kaliningrad.  The win puts Switzerland in pole position to make it out of a tough...
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Serbia’s Matic Expects ‘hellish’ Swiss World Cup Clash

Kaliningrad (Russia) (AFP) – Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic said Thursday his Serbia side were ready for a “hellish” clash against Switzerland in a crunch Group E encounter tinged with political tension. The Serbs...
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Where And What To Eat In Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad’s unique geographical location is reflected in the gastronomic diversity of local restaurants. Some specialize in European cuisine, while others serve predominantly Russian dishes. But wherever you go, the best of Baltic seafood will...

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Satellite Images Reveal Russia Upgrading Nuclear Bomb Storage At Kaliningrad

New satellite images appear to show Russia may have significantly modernized a nuclear weapons storage bunker and security system at a secret facility in Kaliningrad, a strategic enclave of Russian territory situated between Poland and the Baltics,...
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Croatian Master Modric Schools Nigeria’s Young Guns

Kaliningrad (Russia) (AFP) – A Luka Modric penalty and an own goal from Oghenekaro Etebo gave former semi-finalists Croatia an easy 2-0 win over Nigeria in their World Cup Group D opener on Saturday. In Russia’s sleepy European exclave...
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Croatia Take On Nigeria In Russia’s European Bolthole

Kaliningrad (Russia) (AFP) – Former World Cup semi-finalists Croatia take on African powerhouses Nigeria in the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad on Saturday in their opening Group D match that may prove a test of the organisers’...
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Playing Geopolitics With The World Cup

Kaliningrad, which will host four World Cup matches this month, is a peculiar Russian exclave on the Baltic Sea. Wedged between Poland and Lithuania, both members of NATO and the European Union, it is geographically separated from the rest of...
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Russian Newspaper Closes After Years Of Tense, Often Violent Confrontation With Security Services

Igor Rudnikov, editor of Novye Kolyosa, with a broken arm after a violent interrogation by Russia's security services // Igor Rudnikov's Facebook Novye Kolyosa, an independently-run newspaper in the Western Russian city of Kaliningrad, will...
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Putin Reveals His Cure For The Blues, And What He'd Do If He Wasn't Ruling

Russian President Vladimir Putin shared a few trade secrets and details about his private life during a Q&A session during a media forum in Kaliningrad, including how he'd occupy his time if he hadn't become head of state.
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Attracting Trouble

The head of the Russian lower house’s defense committee has responded to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg who said the Alliance asked Moscow to be transparent in deploying its Iskander missiles in Kaliningrad.
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Us Says It Will Further Monitor Russian Military Build-up In Kaliningrad Region

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Washington will continue monitoring potential Russian military equipment deployment in the country’s westernmost Kaliningrad Region in the light of the recent short-range ballistic missiles deployment in the area, Michelle...
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