Kaliningrad Oblast

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Kaliningrad Oblast is an exclave of Russia, wedged between Poland and Lithuania on the Baltic Sea. The capital of the region is Kaliningrad. The number plate code for the region is 39.

The quality of roads in Kaliningrad varies as much as in the main part of Russia. The road between Kaliningrad and Sovetsk is in parts a four-line highway where cars can go 120 km/hour, and it is best to hitchhike from traffic police posts where vehicles slow down. On the other hand, most provincial roads are badly asphalted, but it is normal for locals to thumb at the outskirts of a village.