With more than 17 million sq km of land (more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited area), Russia is huge and never ceases to amaze. But even then, it is still surprising to learn that the locals require a passport and visa to travel to one of their own cities.
Welcome to Kaliningrad, an exclave that shares no common border with mainland Russia and is sandwiched by Poland, Lithuania and the Baltic Sea. It is 1,000km away from the more well-known St Petersburg and reachable via a 95-minute flight.
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