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Zelenogradsk (Russian: Зеленоградск, German: Cranz, Lithuanian: Krantas, Polish: Kraniec) is a town in the Kaliningrad Oblast in Russia. The town, located on the Sambian coastline near the Curonian Spit on the Baltic Sea, is a popular weekend resort for vacationers from Kaliningrad 30 km to the south. It has 12,400 inhabitants as of 2004. Image File history File links Cranz. ... Image File history File links Cranz. ... Map of the Kaliningrad Oblast Kaliningrad Oblast (Russian: Калининградская область), informally called Yantarny kray (Russian:Янтарный Край - meaning Amber region) is an administrative division (oblast) of Russia on the Baltic coast, with no land connection to the rest of Russia: an enclave of the European Union. ... Sambia or the Sambian Peninsula (Russian: semlyandskiy poluostrov, German: Samland) is the name of a peninsula in the Baltic Sea. ... Curonian Spit map The Curonian Spit (Lit. ... The Baltic Sea is located in Northern Europe, from 53 deg. ... Map of Kaliningrad Oblast Kaliningrad (Russian: Калининград, German: Königsberg, Polish: Królewiec, Lithuanian: Karaliaučius, Latin: Regiomontium) is a seaport city, capital and main city of the Kaliningrad Oblast, the Russian exclave between Poland and Lithuania on the Baltic Sea. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Zelenogradsk was originally an Old Prussian fishing village on the Baltic. The area became controlled by the Teutonic Order and settled with Germans. The German name Cranz, originally Cranzkuhren, derives from the Old Prussian word krantas, meaning "the coast". For most of its history it remained a small village in East Prussia. The Prussians kill Adalbert The Prussian people, or (old) Prussians, inhabited the area around the Curonian and Vistula Lagoons, (in what is now northern Poland), in the region roughly occupied by the Mazurian Lakes. ... Teutonic Knights, charging into battle. ... Old Prussian is an extinct Baltic language spoken by the inhabitants of the area that later became East Prussia (now in north-eastern Poland, Lithuania and the Kaliningrad oblast of Russia) prior to Polish and German colonization of the area beginning in the 13th century. ... East Prussia (German: Ostpreu en; Polish: Prusy Wschodnie; Russian: Восточная Пруссия — Vostochnaya Prussiya) was a province of Kingdom of Prussia, situated on the territory of former Ducal Prussia. ...


During the 19th century, the village became the primary bathing resort for the Kingdom of Prussia on the East Prussian coastline, especially after the construction of a railway line connecting the village with Königsberg (Kaliningrad) in 1885. From 1816-1895 it was known as das königliche Bad, or "the royal bath/resort". Despite the increase of tourists, the fishing industry remained strong; smoked flounder was a regional delicacy. Although it had over 6,000 inhabitants before the beginning of World War II, it did not receive town rights. Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Flag of Prussia (1894 - 1918) The Kingdom of Prussia existed from 1701 until 1918, and from 1871 was the leading kingdom of the German Empire, comprising in its last form almost two-thirds of the area of the Empire. ... Map of Kaliningrad Oblast Kaliningrad (Russian: Калининград, German: Königsberg, Polish: Królewiec, Lithuanian: Karaliaučius, Latin: Regiomontium) is a seaport city, capital and main city of the Kaliningrad Oblast, the Russian exclave between Poland and Lithuania on the Baltic Sea. ... 1885 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1816 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1895 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Winter flounder Flounder are flatfish that inhabit ocean waters in Northern European waters and along the east coast of the United States and Canada. ... Combatants Allied Powers Axis Powers Commanders {{{commander1}}} {{{commander2}}} Strength {{{strength1}}} {{{strength2}}} Casualties 17 million military deaths 7 million military deaths World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a mid-20th century conflict that engulfed much of the globe and is accepted as the largest and deadliest...


The area was overrun by the Soviet Red Army during World War II and annexed to Russia, although fortunately it suffered minimally through warfare. The German population was expelled or killed during the evacuation of East Prussia. The village, renamed from Cranz to Zelenogradsk or "Green City" in Russian, received a civic charter after 1945. Soviet redirects here. ... The short forms Red Army and RKKA refer to the Workers and Peasants Red Army, (Рабоче-Крестьянская Красная Армия - Raboche-Krestyanskaya Krasnaya Armiya in Russian), the armed forces organised by the Bolsheviks during the Russian Civil War in 1918. ... Combatants Allied Powers Axis Powers Commanders {{{commander1}}} {{{commander2}}} Strength {{{strength1}}} {{{strength2}}} Casualties 17 million military deaths 7 million military deaths World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a mid-20th century conflict that engulfed much of the globe and is accepted as the largest and deadliest... The Evacuation of East Prussia refers to the events that took place in East Prussia, especially the evacuation of German population from that area as well as from other Prussian lands in 1944 and 1945. ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...


The tourism industry was neglected during the Cold War and Zelenogradsk's tourism primacy was relinquished to nearby Svetlogorsk. This policy changed in recent years. Zelenogorsk is getting more popular with Russian vacationers, and many rich Muscovites own private houses in the area. For the generic term for a high-tension struggle between countries, see cold war (war). ... Svetlogorsk in winter Winter view of the Svetlogorsk beach Svetlogorsk (Russian: ) (before 1945 known by its German name, Rauschen) is a town on the coast of the Baltic Sea in Russias Kaliningrad Oblast. ... Moscow (Russian: Москва́, Moskva, IPA: ▶ (help· info)) is the capital of Russia, located on the river Moskva. ...


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Zelenogradsk at AllExperts (354 words)
Zelenogradsk ((); ();) is a town in Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia.
The German population fled during the evacuation of East Prussia or was expelled.
The tourism industry was neglected during the Cold War and Zelenogradsk's tourism primacy was relinquished to nearby Svetlogorsk.
Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Zelenogradsk (347 words)
Zelenogradsk (Зеленогра́дск (); Cranz (); Krantas) is a town in Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia.
The site of today's Zelenogradsk was originally an Old Prussian fishing village, in the proximity of Kaup, a Prussian town on the coast of the Baltic Sea in the Viking era.
The tourism industry was neglected during the Cold War and Zelenogradsk's tourism primacy was relinquished to nearby Rauschen Svetlogorsk.
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