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

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web
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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  • Was not the first time in this museum. Every time I look in my heart sinking these exhibits taking much to those people. Many valuable rarities is lined on shelves, but for such a clean sweep of the city want to see more. Unfortunately not worked metronome it was broken, as the Museum staff and he is a very important detail and sound the heart shrinks even more, counting rhythm. Be sure to bring your children to let them look and read like kids their age dreamed of survive and wrote that they want to eat. Remember your story! Remember all this horror, and God forbid that it does not happen again!
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  • Finally, during this visit to Leningrad, reached this museum. An ambiguous impression, certainly walked into the Museum with a sense of deep respect and our sensitivity to the inhabitants of the siege of Leningrad. The exposition is quite rich, but in my opinion not entirely successful, as the vystroenna is mixed, although covered virtually the entire layer of tragedy surrounded days. Guide, next was a group with children was not good words feeding trips. Actually what it lacked, expecting more to power delivery, especially for children and adolescents.
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  • Simple but very interesting Museum. Worth the ticket of 250 rubles. You can see the hardships of the siege of Leningrad.
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