Breaking the Siege of Leningrad

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January 18, 1943 is celebrated as the date of breaking the Siege of Leningrad

The Siege of Leningrad (Saint Petersburg), also known as the Leningrad Blockade, is a prolonged military operation during the World War II. The encirclement lasted for 872 days and was finally broken on January 18, 1943 in the wake of an offencive «Iskra» in Shlisselburg. After fierce battles the Red Army units overcame the powerful German fortifications to the south of Lake Ladoga, and the operation resulted in a 10–12 km wide land corridor, which could provide some relief to the besieged population of Leningrad.

January 18, 1943
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