Back to the Future in Kaliningrad

BBC news reports that Kaliningrad (Królowiec, Koenigsberg) – the capital of that small sliver of Russia that used to be a bit of German East Prussia – is going to erect a statue, and name a square in honour of, one Vladimir Ilyich Lenin.

Given that the city’s existence in its present form is a direct consequence of the Great Patriotic War (World War II), perhaps it’s not surprising that there’s something of a nostalgia for the old days in what is now a vast Russian military base.