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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: 250 grams…

Now and Then - Maly Kazachy lane

Ilyicha lane, Leningrad. Winter 1942. / Maly Kazachy lane, St. Petersburg. March 2020. Leningraders walking along a path in the snow-…

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 128th…

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 Fatherland…

Now and Then - Zvenigorodskaya

Zvenigorodskaya street, Leningrad. January 1942 / Zvenigorodskaya street, St. Petersburg. 21.02.2020 Leningrad residents getting water…

Now and Then - Sennaya square

Sennaya square, Leningrad. March 1942 / Sennaya square, St. Petersburg. December 2020 Female workers' battallion marching to start its…

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 official…

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, Admiralty…

Now and Then - Ski battalion

Chernyshev bridge, Leningrad. Winter of 1943 / Lomonosov bridge, St. Petersburg. August 2021 Soldiers of a ski battalion marching…

Now and Then - Liberation of Pskov

Oktyabrskaya square, Pskov. July 1944 / Oktyabrskaya square, Pskov. August 2021 Red Army units marching across the liberated Pskov.…