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Now and then - Bayonet practice

Vorovsky square, Leningrad. November 1941 / St. Isaac's square, St. Petersburg. May 2021

A VSEOBUCH (Universal Military…

My grandmother's medal "For the Defense of Leningrad"

A few days ago I learnt about a website which contained digitised records of all people who were awarded the medal "For the Defense…

Now and then - Nevsky 30

Prospekt of the 25th of October, Leningrad. January 1942 / Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg. April 2021

House #30 on the…

Now and then - Victory Day in Leningrad

Anichkov bridge, Leningrad. May 9, 1945 / Anichkov bridge, St. Petersburg. May 9, 2021.

Overjoyed Leningraders throwing each…

Now and Then - girls in front of a

Prospekt Stachek, Leningrad. Summer 1942 / Prospekt Stachek, St. Petersburg. April 2021.

 

An MPVO [local anti-…

Now and then - Nevsky Bridgehead

Nevskaya Dubrovka, Leningrad province. Autumn 1941 / Nevskaya Dubrovka, Leningrad province. 28.04.2021 Soviet soldiers preparing…

Now and Then - Anti-aircraft gun

University embankment, Leningrad. Autumn 1941 / University embankment, St. Petersburg. March 2021.

Crew of a 76mm anti-…

Now and Then - Fire at the print shop

Oranienbaumskaya street, Leningrad. Early June 1942 / Oranienbaumskaya street, St. Petersburg. April 2021

Books rescued from…

Now and Then - Horse statues on the Anichkov bridge

Anichkov bridge, prospekt of the 25th of October, Leningrad. Early November, 1941 / Anichkov bridge, Nevsky prospekt, St. Petersburg…

Now and Then - Nevsky prospekt and painter Pakulin

Prospekt of the 25th of October, Leningrad. January 1942 / Nevsky prospekt, St. Perersburg, April 2021 Artist Vyacheslav Pakulin…

Now and Then - Field of Mars machine gun

Square of the Victims of the Revolution, Leningrad. Winter 1942 / Field of Mars, St. Petersburg. April 2021

Heavy 12.7mm…

Now and Then - Samoilova mansion

Dinamo settlement, south of Slutsk, mansion of Countess Yulia Samoilova. Mid-1943 / Dinamo settlement, south of Pavlovsk, mansion of…