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Seventy-five years have passed since the German city of Koenigsberg and the surrounding area became Kaliningrad, now an odd piece of Russia disconnected from the rest of the country. So how did a German region become a Russian exclave, and what role does it play for Russia today?

More strange borders explained in the previous episodes of Mad Maps: https://www.rferl.org/a/mad-maps-crazy-borders-explained/31026910.html

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