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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. Book your tour for any date of 2022 until December 31st, 2021 to get a 10% early bird discount!


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Fiery hell at Moscow's gates

By the end of October 1941 the German Army was at the gates of Moscow, having broken several rings of Soviet defences and trapped…


Siege diary cartoon

A few days ago I was sifting through an online diary project and found this little gem, a nicely illustrated and amazingly life-…

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Now and Then - Nevsky prospekt November 20 1941

Today, 80 years ago.

Food rationing norms were set in Leningrad to the absolute minimum in the entire duration of the siege…

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Now and Then - Maly Kazachy lane

Ilyicha lane, Leningrad. Winter 1942. / Maly Kazachy lane, St. Petersburg. March 2020.

Leningraders walking along a path in…