Museum of the Siege of Leningrad

• Museum of the Siege of Leningrad

January 27 - Day of the complete liberation of Leningrad from the Nazi blockade. At 72, every citizen is not Leningrad, but St. Petersburg, and the whole country remembers the feat of survivors of the terrible 900 days of siege and fighting for the liberation of the city from the enemy ring.

Thematic and professionally prepared materials on the subject a sufficient number and I can only put in my two cents worth showing a small photo from the Museum of Defense and the Siege of Leningrad, after a visit which took a long time to digest the information received.

Museum of the Siege of Leningrad

The State Museum of Defense and the Siege of Leningrad - the only cultural institutions whose activities are entirely dedicated to the history of the Battle of Leningrad during World War II. Already in December 1943, even before the complete liberation of the city from the blockade authorities decided to organize an exhibition of "heroic defense of Leningrad", which is housed in the former Agricultural Museum in salt town, where to this day. In the small museum expositions are presented documents and personal belongings of the Patriotic War. Siege diaries and memoirs of the rank and file and the Battle of Leningrad blockade, personal amateur photographs, graphics and paintings of artists, maps, samples of weapons and equipment, and much more. All these things are gathered in a huge hall, talk about the courage and heroism of the inhabitants of the city on the Neva. Next offer see photos and comments about the small museum. Search the museum did not last long (Salt lane 9), but at the entrance I immediately sensed something was wrong:

- Do you accept cards?

- Maps, which card?

All clear. We must go and look for the nearest bank branch or ATM, and this is no easy task. The search, detection, lunch, minus an hour - and here we are again in the same place. Issue price of 250 rubles + a separate fee for the use of the camera.

Museum of the Siege of Leningrad

Getting into the main hall of the museum you get to the exhibition area. In my presence the moment visitors can explore the exhibition "Victory Salute", which tells about the last days of World War II and the early postwar months.

Museum of the Siege of Leningrad

You might be wondering why I'm talking about finding an ATM? It's simple: as long as we made the search time went on, and get on a full tour was not possible. Actually I had to quickly inspect the exhibits, which directly affect the post. In general, the name of the thematic areas of the museum, I can not remember. In the picture shown of special samples. clothes besieged city workers - firefighters.

Museum of the Siege of Leningrad

live and work in the city, which is surrounded by the enemy does not mean to live and work for themselves. No, it all worked out to hold on and not to surrender the city to the enemy. It was important each person and work of each. This was read as posters, exhibits and museum journals.

Museum of the Siege of Leningrad

Do not stop working and educational institutions.

Museum of the Siege of Leningrad

List of staff of schools and the picture, which shows the students of those years.

Museum of the Siege of Leningrad

But basically it is a very sad story. Because of hunger infant mortality it was impossible to win, and this is also the subject of many exhibits. To be remembered.

Museum of the Siege of Leningrad

The majority of the country is aware of the hunger blockade of the prism that prevailed in the city. Of course this phenomenon have given a lot of space. Here is the card for bread and other foods. In some moments they were not there at all.

Museum of the Siege of Leningrad

ration of bread per person.

Museum of the Siege of Leningrad

Some may seem surprising, but the food photos in those years.

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I will not comment - everything is written.

Museum of the Siege of Leningrad

Photos from the dining room enhanced nutrition.

Museum of the Siege of Leningrad

But still there was a place and everyday life with sports, cultural activities and then through a long list.

Museum of the Siege of Leningrad

But that was not all. The enemy planned as soon as possible to take the city and further the narrative will soon about this.

Museum of the Siege of Leningrad

On the one hand the enemy, on the other hand, our line of defense.

Museum of the Siege of Leningrad

For a long time, a dense ring did not manage to break through and people are literally living in the trenches.

Museum of the Siege of Leningrad

Morale supported propaganda.

Museum of the Siege of Leningrad

And undermined the propaganda of the enemy.

Museum of the Siege of Leningrad

But ours is still better. Just take a look:

Museum of the Siege of Leningrad

And one of the main objectives of all the connections have been holding near the Defense "the road of life."

Museum of the Siege of Leningrad

The wreckage of the places.

Museum of the Siege of Leningrad

In the city carried the products, and from all that is necessary for the front. Production runs continuously.

Museum of the Siege of Leningrad

"The stronger the rear - the stronger the front."

Museum of the Siege of Leningrad

Pictures of the German executioners were in vogue.

Museum of the Siege of Leningrad

But the more relevant were the paintings of fighting. They are huge.

Museum of the Siege of Leningrad

A special attention was paid to the technique of both sides.

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Also many forms.

Museum of the Siege of Leningrad

and uniforms.

Museum of the Siege of Leningrad

personal items in the museum enormous amount.

Museum of the Siege of Leningrad

Paying attention and airmen guarding the city.

Museum of the Siege of Leningrad

This parachute.

Museum of the Siege of Leningrad

Personal captain's form from the front and the hundreds of personal photos posted on dozens of stands.

Museum of the Siege of Leningrad

The partisans of the Leningrad region, and saboteurs have played a very important role in the history of the city.

Museum of the Siege of Leningrad

The signalers.

Museum of the Siege of Leningrad

The things that have been found throughout the area.

Museum of the Siege of Leningrad

Before you study the party workers who contributed to the urban life and the defense of Leningrad. What is it makes the bear and the accordion - I do not particularly understand.

Museum of the Siege of Leningrad

The museum features more than 20 000 exhibits and to learn everything you'll need a couple of hours and the guide. Remember this rule and do not make my mistakes.

Museum of the Siege of Leningrad

That's probably all I wanted to show, or anything that could show and comment.

Of course, photos and comments - absolute nothing compared to the full tour of the museum, which I recommend to do. Whether you're from St. Petersburg or in transit - a must-see. You will not regret.