Ministry of Foreign Affairs Representation in Kaliningrad just issued the statement that 72-hour Russian visas for short stay in Kaliningrad are going to be canceled from January 1 2017. That was an experiment that was continued in 2016, but now they decided to stop it.
It was a popular way for the tourist to visit our region because it was possible to get that short-stay Russian visa right at the border for some extra fee and paper work.
So starting from the next year you will need to get a regular Russian Visa to visit Kaliningrad. That was the most popular option before.
Kaliningrad Guide Blog will continue to follow the story and inform you af any changes to come.
At least we are waiting for the information about new special visa-free passes for football fans for FIFA Footbal World Cup 2018 and Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia.
Feel free to ask your questions for the details! See you in Kaliningrad.