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67 images of a stunning re-enactment “The Breakthrough of the Siege of Leningrad”

“The Breakthrough of the Siege of Leningrad” is located on the southern shore of Ladoga Lake where severe battles for Leningrad took place in January 1943.

The German blockade of Leningrad when the city stayed cut off from the mainland for 900 days is one of the most dramatic episodes of Great Patriotic War (World War II). It was not only artillery shelling and air raids that the city residents suffered from, but extreme hunger and cold with no chances to replenish supplies. No one knows how many people died in the siege but some researchers report the stunning number of 800 ths.

It is here, near the village of Mar’ino and the town of Kirovsk, that the armies of the Volkhovsky and Leningradsky fronts closed up in the course of brutal combats and the siege was broken which greatly relieved situation in Leningrad, but the prolonged siege was fully lifted in late 1944 only.


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