Russia marks 76th anniversary of end of Leningrad siege

Russia marks 76th anniversary of end of Leningrad siege

Russia is marking the 75th anniversary of the lifting of Nazi Germany’s siege of Leningrad (Saint Petersburg) during World War II.

A wreath-laying ceremony will be held today at the Piskaryovskoye Memorial Cemetery in Saint Petersburg.

Commemorative events will be held at the Museum of The Defense and The Siege of Leningrad.

A reenactment of the Leningrad victory salute will take place at 20:00 local time.

The Siege of Leningrad lasted 872 days, from September 8, 1941, until January 27, 1943. It is estimated that 1.5 million civilians died during the blockade.

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