Google+
Рейтинг@Mail.ru
Pravda.ru

News » Russia

Russia marks 70 years of the Siege of Leningrad

27.01.2014 | Source:

Pravda.Ru

 

 

Russia marks 70 years of the Siege of Leningrad. 52018.jpeg

Today, January 27th, Russia celebrates the 70th anniversary of the siege of Leningrad. The date of January 27 is the day of Russian military glory.  On this day, in 1944, Soviet troops lifted the blockade of the city of Leningrad by German fascist invaders.

A military parade was conducted in St. Petersburg to mark the date. The parade displayed military vehicles of the WWII era and modern times. T-34 tanks rolled next to Iskander missile complexes. In the evening, a minute of silence was held to honor the memory of those, who died in the siege.

Hundreds of thousands of city residents died during the blockade of Leningrad because of famine and harsh winter conditions.

In the occupied Leningrad, cultural and intellectual life continued. In the summer of 1942, several schools, theaters and cinemas were opened and several jazz concerts took place.


undefined
 

Popular photos

Most popular

Is there anything in the world the USA is afraid of?
Is there anything in the world the USA is afraid of?
How strong is Obama in his intention to help Ukraine with weaponry? If it is signed, the law by President Obama, not only would he be arming the Ukrainian army, but also all these neo-Nazi...
Ukrainian people will wake up soon to see bloody chaos around them
Ukrainian people will wake up soon to see bloody chaos around them
Well-known journalist and political analyst Maksim Shevchenko paid a visit to Pravda.Ru. During the interview, the journalist talked about lies of Western propaganda and democracy, the situation with...

Video

Popular photos

Система Orphus