Kaliningrad

china

China sends warships to the Baltic for military exercises with Russia

David Gilbert
7.21.17
defense & security

NATO is Two Properties Away From a Baltic Monopoly, and Russia Is Freaking Out

Sweden and Finland may be getting closer to joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization as Russia continues its aggressive posturing in the Baltic Sea.
Ezra Kaplan and Jin Wu
9.11.15
Europe

VICE News Meets NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (Excerpt from 'The Russians Are Coming: NATO's Frontier)

In this excerpt from 'The Russians Are Coming: NATO's Frontier,' VICE News travels to Poland to speak with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg about Russian threats in Eastern Europe and the Baltics.
VICE News
8.19.15
Europe

The Russians Are Coming: NATO's Frontier

VICE News traveled to Poland to see how the country, and its NATO allies, are bracing for a possible Russian attack.
VICE News
7.24.15
russia

The Russians Are Coming: NATO's Frontier (Trailer)

VICE News traveled to Poland to see how the country, and its NATO allies, are bracing for a possible Russian attack.
VICE News
7.21.15
war and conflict

Fictional Little Green Men Seize Lithuanian Town (Excerpt from 'The Russians Are Coming: Lithuania)

In this excerpt, VICE News travels to Kaisiadorys, Lithuania, where separatist insurgents backed by the fictional country of Udija have seized a government building — all as part of a country-wide military exercise.
VICE News
7.3.15
russia

Mock Invasion By The State Of Udija (Extra Scene from ‘The Russians Are Coming: Lithuania')

In this extra scene, Vice News witnesses a mock uprising of protestors supporting the fictional enemy state of Udija, in an exercise designed to mimic populist uprisings that have defined recent conflicts in Eastern Europe.
VICE News
6.26.15
russia

The Russians Are Coming: Lithuania's Operation Lightning Strike

VICE News followed the Lithuanian army during Operation Lightning Strike — a four-day wargames exercise. The drill marked the first test of Lithuania’s new 2,500-strong “Rapid Reaction Force,” set up in the wake of the Ukraine crisis.
VICE News
6.12.15
Europe

The Russians Are Coming: Lithuania's Operation Lightning Strike (Trailer)

VICE News embedded with the Lithuanian army during Operation Lightning Strike — a four-day wargames exercise. The drill marked the first test of Lithuania’s new 2,500-strong “Rapid Reaction Force,” set up in the wake of the Ukraine crisis.
VICE News
6.10.15
Travel

The Forgotten Russian Enclave of Kaliningrad

Sweden's former prime minister Goran Person once described Kaliningrad this way: “It is heavily polluted. There are illnesses there like AIDS and tuberculosis. There is atomic waste. You find almost every imaginable problem in Kaliningrad.”
Michael Amundsen
5.8.13