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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  • Great exposure, some stands in the development. The guide must be ordered in advance. Was Sunday, so enjoyed the audioguide. Next was a group with a live Guide and took advantage. Received complete information. Even with full audioguide tour. It is recommended to visit.
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  • Earlier reviews and blogs mention that there is limited, if no English at this museum. This isn't true. The audio guide was very comprehensive and there's plenty of English text explaining what went o...  more »
  • A few days after a visit to this museum all couldn't articulate what it is that I "rocked". Not exactly the exposition itself and a variety of hideous surrounded stories-my grandmother lived in Leningrad all these 900 days, me well taught history at school and at home ", so that the story about the distribution of cannibalism and there pastries in Smolny during the one hundred twenty-five grams of the surrounded me before fainting is not dovedjosh. And the veracity of them I also have no doubt-even in his youth from witnesses heard, as they say. So here's the most eerie is the history museum. It started back in the 43-m!, when in the hands of the founders got the journal, where at the end there was one "Tanya," he started working even before the victory, it completely and Hide in his collected 36 halls were captured "Tiger" and "Panther", airplanes, mutilated bomb tram, not to mention the layouts, sculptures, paintings. And in the 49-m, in the year, a memorable affair to doctors, the Leningrad affair and the like, it was closed. One of the founders, who by this time had long worked at the public library, was arrested for "10 years without the right of correspondence". And many of the exhibits, which apparently failed to attach. burned! Literally, right in the yard. So diary Tanya Savicheva perished not only thanks to its world biggest egg Museum. And the rebirth Museum-of course, in the years of perestroika. Only two rooms and one of them is for temporary exhibitions. It so happened that I am writing it all in Day blockade and thought-that generally one to this horror never happens again, we must remember. And Honor. While still only Know what was actually and honestly look at the history of their country. Rather than violently defend any bikes that are now known as the newfangled phrase "Saints legend».
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