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    Troops parade in St. Petersburg to mark 75yrs since end of German siege

    Troops parade in St. Petersburg to mark 75yrs since end of Leningrad Siege in WWII (PHOTO, VIDEO)
    Published time: 27 Jan, 2019

    Troops and heavy armor paraded through the iconic Palace Square in St. Petersburg to mark 75 years since the end of the Nazi siege of Leningrad, which lasted 872 days and claimed hundreds of thousands of lives.

    Despite the chilling cold that has hit St. Petersburg, people flocked to Palace Square to commemorate the end of the Siege of Leningrad. Sunday morning’s parade marks the historic event and pays tribute to the victims.

    “The Siege of Leningrad is one of the most tragic and heroic parts of [World War II],” General Aleksandr Zhuravlev, a commanding officer in charge of the parade, said before observing a minute of silence.

    The Siege of Leningrad, one of the longest and bloodiest sieges in history, started on September 8, 1941, when the Germans severed the last road leading to the city. Simultaneously, the Finnish Army crossed the Soviet border from the north, assisting their Nazi allies in blockading Leningrad.

    Witnesses and historians recall that the first winter of 1942 was the toughest, with Leningrad residents having to survive with no heating, no supply of water, almost no electricity, and very little food. At that time, every citizen would receive 125 grams of bread per day, nearly half of which consisted of sawdust and other inedible mixtures.

    During the blockade, all major supply lines were cut by Nazi troops. The legendary ‘Road of Life’ was the sole exception. Running across the ice of Lake Ladoga, it allowed food, ammunition, and medical supplies to be brought into the besieged city. On their way back, military convoys would evacuate civilians and injured soldiers.

    Somehow, the city survived, and its heroic 872-day resistance ended in 1944, becoming a symbol of unparalleled resilience and determination. But the lifting of the blockade came too late for many, as, according to various estimates, it claimed the lives of up to 1.5 million people. Most of them died of hunger, while others were killed by German bombs and artillery shells.

    https://www.rt.com/russia/449891-len...litary-parade/

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    спасибо за ваш сервис

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    Quote Originally Posted by foobar View Post
    спасибо за ваш сервис
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    If the truth be known, the Russians were the prime instigators for the so called "allied" victory throughout the European theatre.

    Historic cultural perspectives have been greatly modifies, per usual.

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    ^The "allied" had patiently awaited the results of the Leningrad siege, the results of Stalingrad battle were also considered, then hurriedly decided about the move to victory Day "D"...

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