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69 yrs since the lifting of Leningrad's blockade

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    http://english.ruvr.ru/_print/102618111.html   69 years since the lifting of Leningrad’s blockade   Jan 27, 2013 17:29 Moscow Time Photo: RIA Novosti The
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      69 years since the lifting of Leningrad’s blockade
       
      Jan 27, 2013 17:29 Moscow
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      Photo: RIA
      Novosti
      The head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill has congratulated
      Russians with 69 years since the lifting of the Nazi blockade of the Russian
      city of Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) during WWII.
      The blockade lasted 900 days – from September 8, 1941 till January
      27, 1944. Within this time, Nazis threw 15,000 bombs on Leningrad.
      Despite bombings, hunger and cold, Leningrad’s residents did not
      surrender. The Red Army’s operation to liberate Leningrad was one of the most
      heroic actions in the entire history.
      On Sunday, Patriarch Kirill performed a service in the Cathedral
      of Christ the Savior in Moscow in memory of the victims of Leningrad’s
      blockade.
      Voice of Russia, TASS

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