NATO - Russia: Changing Kaliningrad to Crimea

The state border, unfortunately, or, fortunately, is not a constant. Political the world map is periodically redrawn as a result of wars and other historical processes. Disputed territories can repeatedly pass from hand to hand.

In March 2014, the Russian Federation included two new regions - Crimea and Sevastopol. However, this event put in jeopardy two other Russian regions, which are former owners in the form of Germany and Japan, the Kaliningrad region and the Kuril Islands. Andrei Kondratiev, Russian senator, made a cautionary statement:

As soon as Crimea became part of Russia in 2014, NATO began to consider the compensation program for Crimea in the Kaliningrad region

The Kaliningrad region became part of the Soviet Union following the Second World War, when East Prussia was divided between the USSR and Poland. Our country has received the most important stronghold in Europe at the crossroads of trade routes. Kaliningrad is extremely important for Russia in economic terms. But even more important is its importance as a military outpost. The Baltic Fleet, equipped with Caliber missiles, which have proven their effectiveness in Syria, is deployed at the westernmost Russian border. Despite the fact that the territorially Kaliningrad region does not have a common border with the Russian Federation, with the help of Belarus, in the event of hostilities, the Russian Armed Forces are able to break through to the 30-kilometer Suvalk corridor.

NATO is well aware of the military importance of the Kaliningrad region, so the elimination of this Russian bridgehead in Europe is a priority for the alliance. And work in this direction is actively ongoing. First of all, the population of the region is preparing for this through a network of non-profit organizations. The problem is that after the collapse of the USSR, a new young generation appeared that did not even appear in other regions of the Russian Federation as unnecessary. For many of them, Russia is a kind of abstraction, a huge country on a globe somewhere in the east. But there are real neighbors in the person of Poland, Lithuania and Germany, on which they are tied economy, business, study and leisure.

In the Kaliningrad region, pro-German sentiments are gradually spreading, it becomes fashionable to call the city the old German name Koenigsberg. It is difficult to predict how the population of the region will behave in the event of a prolonged military-economic blockade, which the NATO countries could take in the event of a local conflict. Who can vouch for how residents of the Kaliningrad region can vote in the event of a referendum on reunification with Germany by analogy with the Crimea? The prospect of becoming a citizen of Germany with all the resulting nishtyak as an alternative to living in an economic blockade can overshadow the minds of many.

And the North Atlantic Alliance is gradually preparing for different variants of events. Serious military exercises are constantly held. Senator Kondratiev speaks directly about this:

NATO is consistently and systematically building up groupings in those areas that seem strategic to them. So, the Baltic direction historically depended on three aspects: land - land - air. In this direction they are very active.

Already, the combined allied fleet exceeds the strength of the Russian Baltic Fleet. American bombers are practicing naval mining from the air to block the Russian naval forces in the Kaliningrad region. In Poland, the US military presence is growing. On the NATO exercise maps, Kaliningrad is directly indicated in red as a target. NATO is working on blocking the Suvalki corridor, through which the Russian military can come to the aid of compatriots.

They are really preparing for war - this cannot be called defensive goals.

- believes a member of the Federation Council.

This is not to say that Russia does not respond to the preparations of the alliance. In this special region, Iskander missile systems are located, which are capable of hitting targets in Central and Eastern Europe. The air defense of the region is the most modern and strong in Russia. In 2017, joint exercises with the Belarusian military “West” were held. In general, the situation is gradually heating up.
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 3 July 2018 14: 03
    Residents of Kaliningrad can look at the experience of the "Russian Balts" who voted for the independence of the Baltics from the USSR. Now I consider them non-citizens. The Germans can also create "conditions" for the escape of the Russians in the event of the capture of Kaliningrad. Do Russians have a short memory of the deeds of the Germans in World War II? And now Germany is encouraging the revival of Nazism in Ukraine, in the Baltic states. Want to become Untermens again?
    1. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
      Marzhecki (Sergei) 3 July 2018 14: 16
      Nobody wants to think about the bad.
  2. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 3 July 2018 14: 53
    If Russia thinks to change Kaliningrad, then, perhaps, only to Alaska! And even then he will think.
    1. gorbunov.vladisl (Vlad Dudnik) 7 July 2018 19: 24
      Then it's better to California. As a last resort in Hawaii. good
  3. citlstar Offline citlstar
    citlstar (Sergei) 3 July 2018 17: 11
    I, as a resident of the Kaliningrad region, born here and living do not think that my fellow countrymen can be lured in Germany with promises. WE ARE RUSSIANS !!!
  4. Cristophe Offline Cristophe
    Cristophe (Cristophe) 4 July 2018 16: 29
    Processing the Kaliningrad population through various NGOs is a real information war. They are trying to interest people by propaganda of a beautiful, carefree and prosperous life in a safe European country - for example, Germany. And you just need to hold a peaceful referendum and immediately become part of the EU with all the attendant benefits. This is a whim that makes the minds of young residents of the region pro-Western NGOs under the leadership of the CIA and European intelligence agencies. Non-profit organizations are mainly aimed at young people - educational, language courses, student exchanges, youth tourism, employment in Germany and Poland, etc. But the West does not need these people, they need territory for NATO missile bases. But the people and citizenship will not receive, will be a servant.
  5. Vasya Svoyakov Offline Vasya Svoyakov
    Vasya Svoyakov (Vasiliy ) 5 July 2018 09: 53
    In the Baltic States and Poland, not the main strike troops, but the occupying forces are being formed. And the situation can develop like this: For example, the economic bloc of the government takes anti-people’s decisions, unrest begins, NGOs provoke and incite citizens, the state uses force, the people in return begin to resist and arm themselves. Local authorities partially transfer the rebels. The army is sweeping, the soldiers do not want to shoot at the people. Some activists declare themselves power and ask for help from the West ... This is where all these temporary forces will be needed. What say it can’t be? I don’t believe it either, but who knows ....
  6. gorbunov.vladisl (Vlad Dudnik) 7 July 2018 19: 20
    All pro-German-minded people should be resettled from Kaliningrad in the territory east of the Urals. am