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Now and Then - Lifting of the Leningrad Siege Day

Nevsky prospekt, Leningrad. January 27, 1944 / Nevsky prospekt, St. Petersburg. January 27, 2022 An old lady congratulating a Red Army…

Now and Then - Liberation of Novgorod

78 years and a week ago - liberation of Novgorod Novgorod, Kremlin. January 20, 1944 / Novgorod, Kremlin. May 2021 Soviet soldiers…

Now and Then - Yuri Smirnov liberation of Gatchina

Gatchina, Sovetskaya street. January 26, 1944 / Gatchina, Sobornaya street. May 2020. Nine year old Yuri Smirnov, son of a local…

Now and Then - German cemetery at the Alexander Palace

Pushkin, Alexander Palace. January 25, 1944 / Pushkin, Alexander Palace. January 2022 Cemetery of the 4. SS-Polizei-Panzergrenadier-…

Now and Then - Liberation of Pushkin

Pushkin, Parkovaya street. January 24, 1944 / Pushkin, Parkovaya street. January 2021 Soviet soldiers standing next to BA-10 armoured…

Now and Then - German POWs on Fontanka

Fontanka river embankment, Leningrad. January 23, 1944 / Fontanka river embankment, St. Petersburg. December 2020 Captured German…

Now and Then - Shlisselburg church

Shlisselburg, Red Square. Late January 1943 / Shlisselburg, Red Square. Spring 2019. BA-10 armoured cars on the streets of…

Now and Then - German siege artillery exhibition

Today, 78 years ago. Palace square, Leningrad. February 1944 / Palace square, St. Petersburg. I took this picture in May 2020.…

THE FORGOTTEN GERMAN HERO OF STALINGRAD

One of the least known topics in the history of Hitler's invasion of the Soviet Union both in Russia and the West is the fate of…

Now and Then - Duderhof Shalov's gun

Duderhof  train station, just south of Krasnoye Selo. January 20, 1944 / Mozhaiskaya train station, just south of Krasnoye Selo.…

Now and Then - Occupation of Krasnoye Selo

Duderhof railway platform, 3 km west of Krasnoye Selo. Autumn 1941 / Mozhaiskaya railway platform. September 2020 German soldiers…

Now and Then - Gatchina German occupation

Lindemannstadt, occupied territory of the Leningrad province under civilian administration of Rear Area Command of Army Group North.…