20 Lake Ladoga And The Road Of Life

Lake Ladoga And The Road Of Life

According to its director, this museum is one of the most popular museums in the St. Petersburg Region.  It is located in Osinovets Village and is called 'The Museum of the Road of Life'. The Road of Life was the ice road transport route across the frozen Lake Ladoga, which provided the only access to the besieged city of
Leningrad in the winter months during 1941–1944 while the perimeter in the siege was maintained by the German Army. The siege lasted for 29 months from 8 September 1941, to 27 January 1944. Over one million citizens of Leningrad died from starvation, stress, exposure and bombardments.
Siege of Leningrad, Russia 1

122 Leningrad Siege: Now and Then

Leningrad Siege: Now and Then

"The Siege of Leningrad, also known as The Leningrad Blockade was an unsuccessful military operation by the Axis (Nazi) powers to capture Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg) during World War II. The siege lasted from September 9, 1941, to January 27, 1944, when a narrow land corridor to the city was established by the Soviets. The total lifting of the siege occurred on January 27, 1944. The Siege of Leningrad was one of the longest and most destructive sieges of major cities in modern history and it was the second most costly." - from Wikipedia. During nine hundred (!) days a few million people city of Leningrad suffered from cold and hunger, being deprived of almost all supplies of food and fuel. Many thousands died, those who
survived remember this not very willingly. The situation with food was so heavy, no food was sold/distributed among people except a few grams (not even tens or hundred grams) of bread, and not each day, that people had to eat stuff that they would never eat in normal life, like making soups of leather boots (because leather is of animal origin) or boiling the wallpaper because the glue with which they were attached to walls contained a bit of organic stuff. Of course many occasions of cannibalism occurred. On those photos you can see some pieces of those old photos made during those black days overlaid to the modern city views, respecting the place and angle of view.
guys dressed in world war suites near Leningrad 1

61 WW2 Like Reconstruction

WW2 Like Reconstruction

A few days ago an anniversary for the blockade of St. Petersburg city during the World War 2. For more than two years the city was in the tight circle of German troops. The front line was already in the suburbs and the downtown was bombed
constantly. People suffered from the hunger and illnesses. Tens of thousands died. For those who survived it's a great day, and those guys dressed in WW2 uniforms dedicate this show for them, the heroes of the blocked city.

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