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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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Now and Then - Ivanovskoye Bridgehead

Ivanovskoye, Kingisepp district. Church of St. Jonh the Apostle. August 2022 / Ivanovskoye, Kingisepp district. Church of St. John the…

Now and Then - Neva Bridge near Kuzminki

Western outskirts of Pavlovo village, mid-September 1941 / Western outskirts of Pavlovo village, April 2022 German troops building…

Now and Then - Bomb on the Nevsky

Prospekt of the 25th of October, Leningrad. April 1943 / Nevsky prospekt, St. Petesburg. July 25th, 2022 Fence around the excavation…

Now and Then - Evacuation of the wounded in Osinovets

Ladoga lake, port Osinovets. Summer navigation of 1942 / Ladoga lake, cape Osinovets. Autumn 2020 Evacuation of the wounded across the…