The Russian Domestic Debate on Kaliningrad

ab 7,90 

Leonid Karabeshkin, Christian Wellmann

Integrity, Identity and Economy

ISBN 978-3-8258-7952-6
Band-Nr. 11
Jahr 2004
Seiten 104
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Kieler Schriften zur Friedenswissenschaft

Artikelnummer: 978-3-8258-7952-6 Kategorien: , ,


The book investigates into the domestic background of
Russia’s policy with respect to its Baltic exclave, the EU
and NATO encircled Kaliningrad region. Based solely on
Russian sources, the book strives for deepening the
understanding of Russia’s Kaliningrad policy by non-Russian
actors and of why it quite often appears to be unsuitable,
eruptive or offensive. The policy issues studied in-depth
concern identity formation, economic development and the
visa regime. Common to all is that the respective federal
policies are strongly affected by worries about the
territorial integrity of Russia and the possibility of
alienation of the exclave from the mainland. The book
concludes with lessons to be learned on how to respond
constructively to the mode of Russia’s Kaliningrad policy.

Leonid Karabeshkin is chairman of the Baltic
Club, St Petersburg.

Christian Wellmann is deputy director of the
Schleswig-Holstein Institute for Peace Research, Kiel.