The authorities of the Kaliningrad region found that the discussion about an opportunity to rename both the region and the city is inappropriate at the moment.
According to Dmitry Lyskov, the head of the press service of the regional government, Kaliningrad already bears "a worthy and already famous name."
Earlier, Sergei Mironov, the head of the Just Russia — For Truth Party, suggested thinking about renaming Kaliningrad in accordance with modern realities and domestic traditions. Mironov suggested renaming Kaliningrad to Vladibaltiysk, and the Kaliningrad region — the Baltic Territory.
On June 18, Lithuania stopped the transit of sanctioned goods to the Kaliningrad enclave. Local Governor Anton Alikhanov specified that restrictive measures affected 40 to 50 percent of the range of goods, including building materials, cement and metals.
Until 1946, Kaliningrad was known as Königsberg. Königsberg became Russian in 1946, when, after the end of World War II, part of the German territory was delivered to the USSR. The new name appeared - Kaliningrad, in honor of Soviet party leader Mikhail Ivanovich Kalinin.
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