Poster of the blockade movie in St. Petersburg laid out of 10 thousand candles

22 June 2020

The action “Candle of Remembrance” was traditionally held on the night of June 21-22. Victory volunteers at the Korchmino memorial lit thousands of candles in memory of those whose lives were taken away by the tragic page of history - the Great Patriotic War.

This year the action was held in a new format. Volunteers and participants laid out the “Fire Picture” out of 10 thousand candles, the press service of the Committee on Youth Policy and Interaction with Public Organizations of St. Petersburg reports.

For St. Petersburg, this is not just a mural. The candles reproduced the poster of the world-famous film “Once upon a time there was a girl” directed by Victor Eisymont about life in the Siege city. There are no scenery in the film. In January 1943, immediately after the breaking of the blockade ring, preparations began to show the true side of the city cut off from the country. Despite the difficult situation and with a great risk to life, the shooting took place in the historical center, in those periods when there were no air raids.

“Today Victory Volunteers held an action“ Candle of Remembrance ”, dedicated to the day of the beginning of World War II. This date allows us to once again recall the cost of this Great Victory and thank those who gave us a peaceful sky above our heads”, says Anna Detkova, the regional coordinator of the project #СвязьПоколений (#SvyazPokoleniy).

The action is held jointly with the Center of Patriotic Youth Education “Dzerzhinets” with the support of the Committee on Youth Policy and Interaction with Public Organizations of St. Petersburg.