Who can Afford to Die in Kaliningrad?

The last cost in life should be zero for a Russian citizen, according to Russian law. It isn’t. In real life, the relatives of a deceased in Kaliningrad have to pay huge amounts of money to help their beloved to a decent place to rest.

The funeral business in the Russian enclave close to the Baltic Sea, is worth several millions rubles. Oksana Maitakova has investigated who is making money on funerals and cemeteries and how the business is organised. Her investigation is published on the portal New Kaliningrad.

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