What is Kaliningrad, the Russian exclave ringed by NATO & EU? | Details
Kaliningrad is an exclave of Russia, completely separated from the nation’s mainland. Without crossing at least one E.U nation, it is impossible travel to Russia via land. Russian Baltic Sea fleet HQ in Kaliningrad, the nation's only ice-free European port. Formidable Russian presence in Kaliningrad - Nukes, Baltic fleet & 1000s of soldiers. NATO fears Russia may by eyeing key stretch of land along Polish-Lithuanian border. The roughly 40-mile Suwalki Gap connects Kaliningrad to Belarus (Russian client state). Russian control over Suwalki Gap could deny the Baltics a land corridor to NATO areas.