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Published on Feb 19, 2010
The Siege of Leningrad, also known as the Leningrad Blockade was a prolonged military operation by the German Army Group North and the Finnish Defence Forces to capture Leningrad in the Eastern Front theatre. It started on 8 September 1941, when the last land connection to the city was severed. Although the Soviets managed to open a narrow land corridor to the city on 18 January 1943, the total lifting took place on 27 January 1944, 872 days after it began. It was one of the longest and most destructive sieges in history and the most costly in terms of casualties. Нет более яркоого доказательства человеского мужества и стойкости, чем блокада Ленинграда. Как долго после нее гноили тех, кто не хотел забывать подвига ленинградцев. Вечная память павшим, но не отдавшим великий город Петра захватчикам.