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Berserk with a "Tomahawk"

BERSERK WITH A "TOMAHAWK"   Early morning on December 17, 1941 a group of 9 Li-2's (Soviet licensed copy of DC-3) landed on an…

Now and Then - Poster on the Nevsky

Prospekt of the 25th of October, Leningrad. Winter 1941-1942 / Nevsky prospekt, St. Petersburg. January 2021 Residents of Leningrad…

Now and Then - Dom Byta

Corner of Bolshaya Moskovskaya and Razyezzhaya streets, Leningrad. January 1942 / Corner of Bolshaya Moskovskaya and Razyezzhaya…

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: 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…