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  Encyclopedia: Mayakovskoye, Kaliningrad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It is notable for its World War II history.
map of Kaliningrad Oblast Kaliningrad Oblast (Russian: Калининградская область), informally called Yantarny kray (Russian:Янтарный Край - meaning Amber land) is an administrative division (oblast) of Russia on the Baltic coast, with no land connection to the rest of Russia: an exclave of the EU.
The city of Gusev (Гусев;, prior to 1946 - Gumbinnen) in Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia (formerly East Prussia, Germany) has about 20,000 inhabitants.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Mayakovskoye,-Kaliningrad   (665 words)

 Evacuation of East Prussia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Essentially, the entire population was sent off to western Germany in the dead of the Baltic winter or murdered.
When the Soviet army invaded the German province of East Prussia, a war crime is reported to happen in August 1944 in two East Prussian villages called Nemmersdorf (now Mayakovskoye, Kaliningrad) and Goldap.
The Russians and Poles who were now sent to the German lands by Stalin were lied to, and told that all the nazis had originally come from East Prussia, which justified in their eyes the ethnic cleansing of the area and the subsequent annexation to Russia as the Kaliningrad Oblast.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/evacuation_of_east_prussia   (418 words)

 Encyclopedia: Goldap   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
By the early XX age less than 5% of people of Geldapė were ethnic Lithuanians (by the time only in the north of Lithuania Minor there remained territories with majorities or significant minorities of Lithuanians).
The coat of arms of the Kingdom of Prussia, 1701-1918 The word Prussia (German: Preußen or Preussen, Polish: Prusy, Lithuanian: Prūsai, Latin: Borussia) has had various (often contradictory) meanings: The land of the Baltic Prussians (in what is now parts of southern Lithuania, the Kaliningrad exclave of Russia and...
Categories : Towns in Poland The Evacuation of East Prussia refers to the events that took place in East Prussia, especially the evacuation of German population from that area as well as from other Prussian lands in 1944 and 1945.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Goldap   (1463 words)

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