January 27 is the Day of complete liberation of Leningrad from the Siege by the fascist invaders during the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945
On January 27 in Saint Petersburg is celebrated the 73rd anniversary of complete liberation of Leningrad from the Siege.
When the siege of Leningrad tightened, the city had 2.8 million people, and up to 1.5 million people died during the Siege. 3% were killed by bombardment and artillery shelling, 97% were starved to death. The city was connected with the "Big Land" only by air and by means of the so-called "Road of Life".
In the besieged city continued cultural life: were opened schools, libraries, theaters, churches, radio, Philharmonia, where the Leningrad Symphony by Shostakovich was first performed. Due to unshakable power of the spirit and heroism of its inhabitants, Leningrad was not wiped off the map and subsequently has risen from the ashes.
This website section is dedicated to the memory of those harsh days and the heroic feat of Leningraders.
In 2017 in the city planned official events dedicated to this memorable day.