Russian presidential envoy starts visit to Kaliningrad

Russian special presidential envoy on problems of the Kaliningrad regionDmitry Rogozin, who is also the chairman of the State Duma committee forinternational affairs, will start a visit to Kaliningrad today. During hisone-week stay in Russia's exclave, he will settle problems concerning theopening of the office of the presidential special envoy in the region, ORTtelevision reported.The problem with access of Russian citizens from the main part of Russia toKaliningrad emerged due to the upcoming ascension of Lithuania and Polandto the European Union. EU representatives insist that Russians traveling tothe Kaliningrad region should receive visas while Russian authorities saythat citizens of this country do not need permissions from other states tomove within Russia..