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Offline travelingamy

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Hi all, new here! :)
« on: June 28, 2016, 08:42:06 AM »
Hi everyone, new member here!  I'm a US citizen who's been to Russia twice before because of being in a relationship with a Russian, now working on learning to speak Russian more seriously and going to travel there again in October. :)

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Re: Hi all, new here! :)
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2016, 08:45:27 AM »
Well done, good for you.

How is it in Kaliningrad? I have never been, and I should. I understand it used to be a bit grim but that it has changed a lot in recent years.


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Re: Hi all, new here! :)
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2016, 12:41:55 PM »
Welcome to RUA!

My sister in law resides in Kaliningrad (Königsberg). From her I understand it is a mixture of depressing and amazing.

In a few ways one could compare Königsberg to say an UK enclave on the Iberian peninsula. I hope you will after your visit post your impressions.
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