Checkpoint map

Location of the checkpoint at the border between West and East Grestin.

Grestin is a separated border city, with West Grestin being part of Kolechia and East Grestin being part of Arstotzka. The current border that divides the city was established after or during the Six-Year War between the two countries.

The game description on the official site states that Arstotzka has "reclaimed its rightful half" of Grestin,[1] implying that the city was split between the two countries but was annexed by Kolechia at some point. The Kolechian occupation is referenced later when Arstotzka is willing to further cede Grestin.[2] Regardless of the original owner, it is not stated whether the city was divided during the war or in the aftermath.

When the new border was established, many Arstotzkan citizens had to remain in Kolechia as no one was allowed to cross for six years.[3] Finally, on November 23rd, 1982, a checkpoint was opened, which allowed Arstotzkan citizens to return home and families to unite.[3] The checkpoint also provided another route for citizens from other countries to enter Arstotzka, some with valid intentions and papers and some who don't have either of those.

East GrestinEdit

East Grestin is the part of the city that is on the Arstotzkan side of the border. Inspector's apartment, the Pink Vice brothel, and the Get Big Town gym are located in East Grestin. The city also has a subway system.[4]

West GrestinEdit

West Grestin is comprised of the parts of the city that are under Kolechian rule. It is implied that conditions in West Grestin and Kolechia in general are not as good as in Arstotzka.[5][6]


  1. The F.A.Q. section on the official site
  2. EZIC note on day 27
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Truth of Arstotzka on day 1
  4. The Truth of Arstotzka on day 12
  5. Sergiu on day 22
  6. Ninth entrant on day 30

Start a Discussion Discussions about Grestin

  • Grestin Belonged to Neither Country

    13 messages
    • Maybe Grestin was shared by Arstotzka and Kolechia? As in they both control the local government there?
    • wrote:Didn`t they say that they opened the checkpoint so Arstotzkans from West Grestin can be reunited by relatives from the Ea…
  • Isnt Kolechia A Stupid Country?

    7 messages
    • 2001:E68:542F:BB05:FC31:68C:4F22:88FC wrote:Bish no Ezic is le best! EZIC wants to take control of arstotzka.
    • Kolechia and Arstotzka are equals. they're comparable to the BRD and GDR, it's just that Kolechia might have a different government t…

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