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Russia's St Petersburg marks 75 years since Nazi siege | Al Jazeera

Discussion in 'History' started by AndrewvanZyl, Jan 28, 2019.

  1. AndrewvanZyl

    AndrewvanZyl Occasional commenter

    Published on Jan 27, 2019
    This weekend, Russia has been marking 75 years since the Nazi siege of Leningrad was broken. For nearly 900 days, the former Russian capital was cut-off. Hundreds of thousands of people starved to death as the German army pounded the city with artillery fire and bombing runs. Leningrad, now known by its original name St Petersburg, has been remembering the historic tragedy.

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