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The Siege of Leningrad

Saint-Petersburg of Dostoevsky
Saint-Petersburg of Dostoevsky

900 days of the Siege was the most tragic period in the history of the city. After failing to take Leningrad by storm, the Nazi surrounded it on September 8, 1941. The Siege lasted till January 27, 1944.

By winter 1941 there was very little food; there was no heating, no water supply. Food rations were limited 125 grams of bread per person per day. The only connection of the city with the main land was the Road of Life across the vast Ladoga Lake. Ferries in summer, trucks in winter, when the lake was frozen, were carrying people out of the city and taking food to the city under constant bombardment.

The siege was broken on January 18, 1943, and was fully lifted on January 27, 1944. Over 641,000 people died during this period. Over 500.000 of the victims of the siege are buried at Piskarevskoye Memorial Cemetry.

During the tour you will visit the Museum of the Siege, Piskarevskoye Memorial Cemetery, the memorials and the traces of the war.

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