Kaliningrad charms Vilnius

  • 1998-11-05
  • Rokas M. Tracevskis
VILNIUS - Although he is simply a regional governor answerable to Moscow, the visit of Kaliningrad Governor Leonid Gorbenko to Vilnius Oct. 26 and 27 had the unmistakable air of an official state visit.In a way, this is fitting. The Kaliningrad region of Russia, cut off from the motherland by Lithuania and Poland, may not be the fourth Baltic state yet, as some in the international media have suggested it should become, but its relationship with Lithuania resembles the relationship between two independent countries.Trade with the region makes up 12 percent of Lithuania's total trade with Ru...
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