“Perhaps the time has come to think about giving the status of a region to a region of strategic importance for our country, as well as renaming Kaliningrad in accordance with modern realities and domestic traditions,” Mironov wrote on Telegram.

As new names for Kaliningrad and the Kaliningrad region, he proposed Vladibaltiysk and the Baltic region.

Earlier it was reported that the authorities of the Kaliningrad region prepared a list of response measures to Lithuania's ban on overland transit of certain goods to the region.

The list was submitted for consideration to the Russian government.