Baltiysk

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a naval base of the Baltic Fleet of the Soviet Navy at Baltiysk. As a result, it became a closed town (closed city): access was forbidden to foreigners or those without a permit. During the Cold War it was served by the Baltiysk air base (Baltiysk (air base)). The town, along with Kaliningrad, remains one of only two year-round, "ice-free" ports along the Baltic Sea coastline available to Russia. Administrative and municipal status Within


heavy fighting

. The Leningrad Naval Base is an administrative entity that is not a discrete geographic location but comprises all of the naval institutions and facilities in the St. Petersburg area. Operational forces include: In late 1944, the division was equipped with a Panzer Regiment and redesignated '''Panzergrenadier-Division ''Brandenburg''''' and returned to the front. The Brandenburgers were involved in heavy fighting near Memel (Battle of Memel), until their withdrawal, along

with the ''Großdeutschland'', via ferry to Pillau (Baltiysk). The division was all but annihilated during the heavy fighting near Pillau, and while some survivors surrendered to the British in Schleswig-Holstein in May, many Brandenburgers, highly skilled in evading detection, simply disappeared. '''Notes:''' #The westernmost point at which UTC+03 with no DST is applied is the Russian town of Baltiysk, in the Kaliningrad Oblast, at 19°55′E. Before 27 March 2011, it was the westernmost point


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vessels of a draught to moor alongside the city or to sail to the capital of East Prussia without stopping at Pillau. This dealt a serious blow to the town's economy. World War II thumb left Evacuation of East Prussia Evacuation of German civilians (File:Bundesarchiv Bild 146-1989-033-33, Pillau, Hafen, Flüchtlinge.jpg) from Pillau, January 26, 1945, fleeing from the Red Army During World War II, Pillau had a U-boat training facility

come loose in a recent storm, however, prompted the naval command to cancel the mission, and ''Pillau'' and the rest of the IV Scouting Group was ordered to return to the North Sea on 31 October. Staff, pp. 146–147 Dygolo said that the dockyard, in the closed military town of Baltiysk (w:Baltiysk), near Kaliningrad, had been leased to the ''Yenisey'''s St Petersburg (w:St Petersburg) owner, a private company, who were conducting the work themselves. He said an investigation has been launched by the navy led by top admiral Vladimir Vysotsky (w:Vladimir Vysotsky (Admiral)).


outstanding events

date May 2010 the town hall was constructed. This Baroque edifice, inaugurated in May 1745, was destroyed at the end of World War II. Russian forces occupied the town during the Seven Years' War and built a small Orthodox church there. The event is commemorated by the equestrian statue of Empress Elizabeth (Elizabeth of Russia), unveiled in 2004. In June 1807, Pillau was stormed by Napoleon's Grand Army. No outstanding events took place during the rest of the 19th century. Records


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Балтийский флот) is the Russian Navy's presence in the Baltic Sea. In previous historical periods, it has been part of the navy of Imperial Russia (Imperial Russian Navy) and later the Soviet Union (Soviet Navy). The Fleet gained the 'Twice Red Banner' appellation during the Soviet period, indicating two awards of the Order of the Red Banner. It is headquartered in Kaliningrad, with its main base in Baltiysk and another base at Kronshtadt, in the Gulf of Finland. Established 18 May 1703, the Fleet is the oldest Russian Navy formation. . In late October 1917, the IV Scouting Group steamed to Pillau (Baltiysk), arriving on the 30th. They were tasked with replacing the heavy units of the fleet that had just completed Operation Albion, the conquest of the islands in the Gulf of Riga, along with the battleships of the I Battle Squadron. The risk of mines that had come loose in a recent storm, however, prompted the naval command to cancel the mission, and ''Pillau'' and the rest of the IV Scouting Group was ordered to return to the North Sea on 31 October. Staff, pp. 146–147 Dygolo said that the dockyard, in the closed military town of Baltiysk (w:Baltiysk), near Kaliningrad, had been leased to the ''Yenisey'''s St Petersburg (w:St Petersburg) owner, a private company, who were conducting the work themselves. He said an investigation has been launched by the navy led by top admiral Vladimir Vysotsky (w:Vladimir Vysotsky (Admiral)).


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building of the Baltic Fleet Museum (1903); and an elegant lighthouse, dating from 1813-1816. A stone cross, erected in 1830 to commemorate the supposed spot of St. Adalbert of Prague's martyrdom, was destroyed by the Soviets and restored a millennium after the event, in 1997. Notable people *Karl Heinrich Barth (1847–1922), German pianist *Otto Dempwolff (1871–1938), German linguist and anthropologist *Renate Garisch-Culmberger (born 1939), East German


historical buildings

Historical buildings in and around the town include the pentagonal Pillau Citadel, founded by the Swedes in 1626, completed by the Prussians in 1670, renovated in 1870, and currently holding a naval museum; the ruins of the 13th-century Lochstadt Castle; a maze of 19th-century naval fortifications; the Naval Cathedral of St. George (1866); the . In late October 1917, the IV Scouting Group steamed to Pillau (Baltiysk), arriving on the 30th. They were tasked with replacing the heavy units of the fleet that had just completed Operation Albion, the conquest of the islands in the Gulf of Riga, along with the battleships of the I Battle Squadron. The risk of mines that had come loose in a recent storm, however, prompted the naval command to cancel the mission, and ''Pillau'' and the rest of the IV Scouting Group was ordered to return to the North Sea on 31 October. Staff, pp. 146–147 Dygolo said that the dockyard, in the closed military town of Baltiysk (w:Baltiysk), near Kaliningrad, had been leased to the ''Yenisey'''s St Petersburg (w:St Petersburg) owner, a private company, who were conducting the work themselves. He said an investigation has been launched by the navy led by top admiral Vladimir Vysotsky (w:Vladimir Vysotsky (Admiral)).


brilliant efforts

of World War II at Westerplatte (Battle of Westerplatte). However this victory was not followed up politically and militarily. Despite's all of Koniecpolski's brilliant efforts, a ceasefire in Stary Targ (Truce of Altmark) on 26 October 1629 was in favour of the Swedes, to whom Poland ceded the larger part of Livonia with the important port of Riga. Swedes also got the right to tax Polish trade moved through the Baltic (3.5% on the value


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to Sweden. The Swedes only failure was their inability to capture the important port of Gdańsk. Gustav Adolf's biographer, Harte, noted that the king was furious ''"that a pacific commercial rabble should beat a set of illustrious fellows, who made fighting their profession"''. Nonetheless, Swedes now controlled almost all Baltic ports, with the exception of Danzig, Puck, Königsberg (Królewiec) and Liepāja (Libau, Libawa). This would be the closest Sweden ever got to realising its


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of World War II at Westerplatte (Battle of Westerplatte). However this victory was not followed up politically and militarily. Despite's all of Koniecpolski's brilliant efforts, a ceasefire in Stary Targ (Truce of Altmark) on 26 October 1629 was in favour of the Swedes, to whom Poland ceded the larger part of Livonia with the important port of Riga. Swedes also got the right to tax Polish trade moved through the Baltic (3.5% on the value

Baltiysk

'''Baltiysk''' (

The town is a major naval base of the Baltic Fleet and a ferry port on the route to St. Petersburg (Saint Petersburg).

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