The relations between residents of cross-border areas are largely conditioned by experiences resulting from mutual contacts and by regulations governing the interactions between neighbouring countries. The main carrier of information about these relationships are regional media, which are active participants in international communication at the level of cross-border cooperation. In the case of Olsztyn based media, the news regarding cooperation and the situation in the Kaliningrad Region of the Russian Federation are of particular importance. Especially noteworthy is a series broadcast by Radio Olsztyn, titled ‘Shto u vas’ [How are you doing?] which commented on the various lifestyles of the residents of the Kaliningrad Region in the broad political, social and historical context.