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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  • August 19, 2017
    Agree with those who wrote that place heavy, but if you want to really get to know the history of the blockade, visit his need.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Heavy place, but its just a must visit for everyone to know and remember that terrible time, especially children who, thank God, so far from that, but who should know about it! Already so much read and talked about the war, about the blockade, but still uzhasaeshsja again and again. Especially remembered letters and children's drawings, again shook and horrified by the numbers of losses, saw a tiny piece of bread that was given for the whole day. Com throat.
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  • July 16, 2017
    This museum is very interesting since it collects many original memorabilia, posters, guns, ration books from the 1941-43 Leningrad siege. Unfortunately, almost every explanations and panels in the mu...  more »

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