State Memorial Museum of Leningrad Defense and Blockade, St. Petersburg

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Learn about the most harrowing period of the city's history at State Memorial Museum of Leningrad Defense and Blockade. Commemorating the 900-day Blockade of Leningrad, which lasted from September 8, 1941, to January 17, 1944, the museum tells the story of the advance of the combined German and Finnish forces and their eventual repulsion by the Red Army. You'll see photographs, arms, and personal effects of soldiers of all nationalities. Other exhibits include diaries kept by Geman offices and newspaper articles chronicling the feats of Soviet snipers. Get a closer look at propaganda material, a replica of a typical apartment interior of that time, an example of the minimal daily bread ration, and numerous handwritten notes about life under siege. View the uniforms of German siege forces and Russian defenders, paintings honoring those who led the defense, and letters and photos bearing witness to the blockade that led to the death of over 700,000 civilians. Note that exhibits are only labeled in Russian, so rent an English audio guide, or call ahead to organize an English speaking translator for group tours. Arrange your visit to State Memorial Museum of Leningrad Defense and Blockade and discover more family-friendly attractions in St. Petersburg using our St. Petersburg online route planner .
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  • A sobering and informative place. The audio guide makes up for the lack of English signage. Beware, however, the privately paid tour guides- they act like they own the place and rudely expect you to m...  more »
  • This is my second visit to the Museum. Specially podgadala trip to the 75 anniversary of the lifting of the blockade to bring your gift: pass Estonian-Communist, who voluntarily came to Leningrad 1941 wild ("fled to the USSR after the annexation,"-said about it family), he worked as a propagandist on the radio, has campaigned in the Estonian language to give up those compatriots who are on the other side. He died in 1946, and he was just 34 years old. All this I learned on their own, after a conversation with the Director of the Museum E.v. Lezik, it drove the search for information on an old piece of paper with ink poluvycvetshimi. It would be necessary to even give a library request, maybe they will help. Do not forget history, our common history.
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  • Museum of incredible energy, transported in the most terrible and difficult times for Leningrad! God forbid survive such, reboots, you start another look at many things that happen in your life, cherish what you have! There is something to think about! Nobody remains indifferent after visiting the Museum! Proud of our people!
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