The Dissolution of the Soviet Union

The Dissolution of the Soviet Union

On December 8, 1991, the Soviet Union ceased to exist as a subject of international law and as a geopolitical reality. The presidents of the three Slavic republics, Russia, Belarus and Ukraine, which had contributed almost seventy years before to its foundation, declared its dissolution at the Minsk meeting. At the time of its constitution, […]

Beate Uhse-Köstlin

Kaliningrad Region Famous People

Musician Michael Wieck (born 1928), German violinist and author Michael Wieck was born on July 19th in what was then Köngsberg. After the Second World War, Wieck first emigrated to Berlin, where, after studying music, he played the first violin in the RIAS Symphony Orchestra from 1952 and was the second concertmaster of the Berlin […]