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Welcome to Histours - Siege of Leningrad and Russian Political History tours page!

Founded in 2009, Histours remains the only tour company focused on providing military and political history themed tours in St. Petersburg and its environs. The project started from the Original Siege of Leningrad History Tour and expanded over time to cover such topics as the Winter War, the Russian Revolution and even the battlefields around Moscow - the only such offer on the Russian tourist market so far. In early 2021 the website underwent radical modernisation and now features a wide selection of World War 2 and Russian Political History tours.

Although the pandemic adversely affected the tour industry, Histours never ceased its operation and is hopeful for the future reopening of international borders. Check out my Blog section to see my posts on the history of the Siege of Leningrad and Siege survivors' memoirs and diaries, as well as the recent series of posts on the Battle of Moscow.

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Liberation of Shlisselburg - memoirs of Nikolay Vasipov

Shlisselburg, Leningrad province. January 19th, 1943 / Shlisselburg, Leningrad province. April 2019 BA-10 armoured cars of the 61st…

Now and Then - Liberation of Kaluga

Today, 81 year ago - Liberation of Kaluga Kaluga, Gostiny Dvor. December 30, 1941 / Kaluga, Gostiny Dvor. August 2022 KV-1 tank near…

Now and Then - Kaluga Ghetto

Central Park of Culture and Rest promontory, Kaluga. August 2022 / Central Park of Culture and Rest promontory, December 1941 A gun…

Now and Then - Neva Bridge near Kuzminki - 2

Outskirts of Kuzminki village on the bank of the Neva river. Leningrad province, Vsevolozhsky district. November 1941 / Outskirts of…