It finally happened. The much ballyhooed visa and transit reform regulating Lithuania's borders with Russia, about which so many diplomatic tussles had been fought, finally became a reality on July 1. From now on Russians traveling by train to and from the province of Kaliningrad (Karaliaucius, for our Lithuanian readers) will need to acquire a transit document to do so. The era of visa-free travel through a former Soviet republic has ended, and that of transit through an EU member state has begun.The difference, of course, is tremendous, and it accentuates how far Lithuania has come to joi...
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