69 yrs since the lifting of Leningrad's blockade
69 years since the lifting of Leningrad’s blockade
Jan 27, 2013 17:29 Moscow
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
Voice of Russia, TASS
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