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74 years since Siege of Leningrad
The Tribune of India ^ | January 29, 2018

Posted on 01/29/2018 9:42:23 PM PST by beaversmom

World War II guns fire a salute during celebrations of the 74th anniversary of the battle that lifted the Siege of Leningrad in St. Petersburg, on Saturday. The city of St. Petersburg, known as Leningrad until the name was changed back in 1991, is celebrating the Soviets’ victory over the devastating Nazi siege.

The city was besieged by German, Finnish and Spanish troops on September 8, 1941, when the Nazis launched Operation Barbarossa against the Soviet Union. The blockade was broken on January 18, 1943 but finally lifted on January 27, 1944. Over 1 million people died mainly from starvation during the nearly 900-day siege.


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: germany; leningrad; russia; sovietunion; ww2

World War II guns fire a salute during celebrations of the 74th anniversary of the battle that lifted
the Siege of Leningrad in St. Petersburg, on Saturday.

1 posted on 01/29/2018 9:42:23 PM PST by beaversmom
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One doesn’t want to know too much about the things civilians in eastern Europe had to do in order to survive the war.


2 posted on 01/30/2018 2:33:08 AM PST by fso301
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Yes, I bet horrific.

I just read, for the second time, the book Alive. That was pretty horrific, too...no disrespect to the men that did what they had to do to survive.


3 posted on 01/30/2018 3:52:06 AM PST by beaversmom
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