Helping Kaliningrad

  • 1998-07-23
  • Richard J. Krickus
From Nida, it is a lovely drive along the Curlonian split to Kaliningrad. After we crossed the border, however, I noted that the speed limit was set at 60 kilometers – even in open areas –about 20 to 30 kilometers slower than in Lithuania.I soon discovered the reason why when the old rented Ford I was driving hit a deep pot-hole. The car shook, rattled, but fortunately did not roll. I had been told about Kaliningrad's infrastructure problem and this was the first vivid example. In contrast to the neighboring economies of Lithuania and Poland, Kaliningrad's economy is sliding downward, and ...
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