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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-…

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…

Now and Then - Maly Kazachy lane

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

Leningraders walking along a path in…

Now and Then - Pskov Liberated

Pskov, Leon Pozemsky street. July 22, 1944 / Pskov, Leon Pozemsky street. August 2021

Soldiers of the 741st Regiment of the…

Now and Then - Kronstadt gun on Anchor square

Kronstadt, square of the Victims of the Revolution. 1942 / Kronstadt, Anchor square. October 2021

A 152mm gun of Lieutenant…

Now and Then - Labour square

Leningrad, Labour square. September 13, 1941 / St. Petersburg, Labour square. October 2021

"Leningrad in the days of the…

Now and Then - Zvenigorodskaya

Zvenigorodskaya street, Leningrad. January 1942 / Zvenigorodskaya street, St. Petersburg. 21.02.2020

Leningrad residents…

Now and Then - Sennaya square

Sennaya square, Leningrad. March 1942 / Sennaya square, St. Petersburg. December 2020

Female workers' battallion marching to…

Now and Then - First artillery attack on Leningrad

Damage caused by the hit of the first German heavy artillery shell on a residential building in Leningrad.

According to…

Now and Then - Liberation of Gatchina

Gatchina, Prospekt of the 25th of October, Admiralty bridge. End of January 1944 / Gatchina, Prospekt of the 25th of October,…

Now and Then - Ski battalion

Chernyshev bridge, Leningrad. Winter of 1943 / Lomonosov bridge, St. Petersburg. August 2021

Soldiers of a ski battalion…