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. Our St. Petersburg vacation generator makes visiting State Memorial Museum of Leningrad Defense and Blockade and other St. Petersburg attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Small museum but really interesting historically. With a guide, it's better to any saisir.ela is also part of the history of our great Europe during the 2nd World War.
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  • I have been trying to go here my last few visits but it's always closed. Finally success. I highly recommend the English audio guide as there isn't a lot of English on the displays. Very informative m...  more »
  • A small museum, watch a little ... Dull. Very small room, one floor of the entire Museum. The museum is small, to look a little. Voring.
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