1 Military Reconstruction: Liberation of Leningrad

Military Reconstruction: Liberation of Leningrad

Images of the military - historic reconstruction devoted to the 70th anniversary of the full liberation of Leningrad from the Nazi siege that lasted from September 8, 1941 to
January 27, 1944. The reconstruction involved 400 enthusiasts, five aircraft and a lot of military equipment. More than twenty thousand people came to see the whole show.
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5 The Sieged City Leningrad, Part II

The Sieged City Leningrad, Part II

Another huge set of pictures bringing memories
of the terrible war time. Find part I here.
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28 In Sieged Leningrad

In Sieged Leningrad

Pictures from Leningrad taken during its siege by the German, Finnish and
Spanish troops since September 8th, 1941 to January 27th, 1944.
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1 The Fortress City

The Fortress City

Pictures of Leningrad (which is called Saint-Petersburg today) taken during the time when it was turning
into a fortress in 1941. Check out how people were building defenses to protect it from the enemy.
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8 Northern Capital of Russia In 1983

Northern Capital of Russia In 1983

Just an interesting photo album
portraying Leningrad as it was in 1983.
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4 Fashion Photoshoot In Leningrad 1987

Fashion Photoshoot In Leningrad 1987

Famous Western photographer Ferdinando Scianna came to the USSR in 1987 to make a photoshoot for one fashion magazine. Streets of Leningrad were used as
fashion decorations. No wonder, it was the epoch of the communism fall, Russia and its "perestroika" were the most discussed topics in the world.
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10 American Tourists In Leningrad In 1955-1956

American Tourists In Leningrad In 1955-1956

A nice set of old photos showing American guests in
Leningrad in December 1955 - January 1956.
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8 Travelling Throughout Leningrad In The 1960s

Travelling Throughout Leningrad In The 1960s

These are photographs of Leningrad taken back in the 60s by a group of tourists.
The first photograph was taken at the border between Finland and the USSR.
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14 Echo Of The Siege Of Leningrad

Echo Of The Siege Of Leningrad

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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24 Photos of Retro Leningrad Taken By Foreign Travellers

Photos of Retro Leningrad Taken By Foreign Travellers

These are photos of Leningrad taken from photo albums of foreign tourists who visited the city from the late 70s
up to 1991. Some of them you might see on our website, here they are randomly collected in one post.
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