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Now and Then - Holocaust in Novgorod

Novgorod, St. Sophia square. Late August 1941 / Novgorod, St. Sophia-Victory square. May 2021   German soldiers walking past the…

Now and then - Millennium of Russia in Novgorod

Novgorod Kremlin, January 1944 / Novgorod Kremlin, May 2021 Soviet soldiers standing in front of the dismantled and scattered statues…

Now and Then - Gatchina burgermeister

Chkalov street, Gatchina. 26.01.1944 / Chkalov street, Gatchina. May 2021 Soviet soldiers taking down the "Burgermeister" plaque from…

Now and then - Bayonet practice

Vorovsky square, Leningrad. November 1941 / St. Isaac's square, St. Petersburg. May 2021 A VSEOBUCH (Universal Military Training…

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 of…

Now and then - Nevsky 30

Prospekt of the 25th of October, Leningrad. January 1942 / Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg. April 2021 House #30 on the Nevsky…

Now and then - Victory Day in Leningrad

Anichkov bridge, Leningrad. May 9, 1945 / Anichkov bridge, St. Petersburg. May 9, 2021. Overjoyed Leningraders throwing each other up…

Now and Then - girls in front of a

Prospekt Stachek, Leningrad. Summer 1942 / Prospekt Stachek, St. Petersburg. April 2021.   An MPVO [local anti-aircraft defense] lady…

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-aircraft gun on…

Now and Then - Fire at the print shop

Oranienbaumskaya street, Leningrad. Early June 1942 / Oranienbaumskaya street, St. Petersburg. April 2021 Books rescued from the fire…

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.…