The city of LENINGRAD BLOCKADE. High spires and domes of the siege of Leningrad served as a good guide for the bombardment of German artillery. It was decided their disguise in the city found only one climber Olga Firsova. Despite the exhaustion (Olga weighed 39 kg) in September 1941 with the friends of Prigozheva, Zemba, Bobrov masking spires and domes of Leningrad.
St. Petersburg 's Victory Square is home to the Monument to the Heroic Defenders of Leningrad, which commemorates the victims and survivors of the Siege of Leningrad. The monument, designed by Sergey Speranskiy and Valentin Kamenskiy, and sculpted by Mikhail Anikushin, was erected in 1975 to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the end of the war. It consists of a 48–metre high obelisk, a large circular enclosure, and a subterranean Memorial Hall.
The diary of Tanya Savicheva, a girl of 11, her notes about starvation and deaths of her sister, then grandmother, then brother, then uncle, then another uncle, then mother. The last three notes say "Savichevs died", "Everyone died" and "Only Tanya is left." She died of progressive dystrophy shortly after the siege. Her diary was shown at the Nuremberg trials. Siege of Leningrad - Wikipedia
Imagine you are Vladimir Putin . Your mother is a hard-working, ordinary Russian gal who survived the horrific siege of Leningrad, an ordeal that took the life of your older brother via starvation ...
Old woman crying for home in the Siege of Leningrad
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Citizens of Leningrad during the 872-day siege in which about one million civilians died. Photo: RIA Novosti archive image #2153 / Boris Kudoyarov.