Сomplete breakdown of the fascist siege of Leningrad!27.01.2019
January 27 - a complete breakdown of the fascist siege of Leningrad (St. Petersburg).
The siege of the city lasted for 3 years, from September 8, 1941 to January 27, 1944.
The city celebrated this day with a victorious salute and military parade on Palace Square.
Every day, about 4 thousand people died from exhaustion. When the food supply ran out, people began to eat wallpaper glue, leather belts and shoes. The dead bodies lay on the streets of the city: this was considered a normal situation. Often, when someone died in their families, people had to bury their relatives on their own.
During the siege, the Nazis dropped 150 thousand shells and 100 thousand bombs on the city. The civilian population was in a difficult situation. The first winter of the siege became the most difficult. The bread rate of the workers was only 250 g per person, for all the rest — employees, children, dependents — 2 times less. People ate everything that could be eaten. Soon the water supply system was broken. Residents took water directly from the Neva River. Lack of heating in the winter and hunger were cruel trials.
According to various estimates, up to 1.5 million people died in besieged Leningrad. Of this amount, 97% died of starvation.
For mass heroism and courage in defending the Motherland in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945, the city was awarded the highest degree of distinction - the title of Hero City.