14 Echo Of The Siege Of Leningrad

Echo Of The Siege Of Leningrad

Posted on January 19, 2012 by


The Siege of Leningrad was broken in the wake of Operation Iskra, a full-scale offensive conducted by the Leningrad and Volkhov Fronts. The offensive started in the morning of January 12th, 1943. After fierce battles the Red Army units overcame the powerful German fortifications to the south of Lake Ladoga, and on January 18th, 1943 the Leningrad and Volkhov Fronts met, opening a 10–12 km wide land corridor, which could provide some relief to the besieged population of Leningrad. Yesterday, Russia celebrated the 69th anniversary of the breach of the blockade, so we offer you to see photographs made by combining those taken during the siege and those of today.


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14 Responses to “Echo Of The Siege Of Leningrad”

  1. Iggy says:

    We have no idea what sheer horror siege of Leningrad was and how brave were people of this city. Salut to them!

  2. Wessel says:

    I have been visiting this site for a long time . I am absolutely fascinated with Russian culture.
    This article is on of the best i have ever seen .Brilliant photography and overlay presentation . Warm regards from SUNNY South Africa

  3. m0 says:

    remarkable post!

  4. hello says:

    Salute to the 10 million Russian brothers that perished in this sensless war.

  5. J says:

    Congratulations !

  6. Hockeyplayer says:

    Salut to CCCP heroes and civilians!

  7. Steamed McQueen says:

    One of my favorite posts here on ER. Well worth repeating. This and the one about Ostankino!

  8. Rurik says:

    This is great idea. Truly fascinating and haunting, to see these juxtapositions.

    Know that many appreciate this site! <3 from NYC

  9. LOLWUT says:

    ditto as above.

  10. Dragan says:

    Salute to the brave Russian people. One should remember their bravery for ever.
    The photographers’ idea is excellent.

  11. Dragan says:

    Salute to the brave Russian people. One should remember their bravery for ever. The photographer’s idea is excellent.

  12. todd says:

    Good work guys,Some photos must make people sad i photo made me think.The girls pulling the body.

  13. todd says:

    Witch would be worse the german death camps or here?

  14. Nimator says:

    The Anne Frank House had a similar idea: http://www.annefrank.org/nl/Subsites/Amsterdam/

    These kind of Photoshops bring the past much more closer to you.

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