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Now and Then - Gallows in Luga

Crossing of Kirov prospekt and Svyazi lane, Luga. 1941-1943 / Crossing of Kirov prospekt and Svyazi lane, Luga. June 2021   Gallows…

Now and Then - June 22, Nevsky

Corner of the prospekt of the 25th of October and Proletkulta street. June 1941 / Corner of Nevsky prospekt and Malaya Sadovaya, June…

Now and Then - Gatchina bridge

Prospekt of the 25th of October, Gatchina. Palace park. January 26th, 1944 / Prospekt of the 25th of October, Gatchina. Palace park.…

Now and Then - Pravda street

Corner of Sotsialisticheskaya street and Pravda street, Leningrad. 1943 / Corner of Sotsialisticheskaya street and Pravda street, St.…

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…