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Russia: Epic reenactment marks 70 years since lifting of Siege of Leningrad02:15

Russia: Epic reenactment marks 70 years since lifting of Siege of Leningrad

Russian Federation, Porozhki
January 27, 2014 at 00:53 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russia: Epic reenactment marks 70 years since lifting of Siege of Leningrad

Hundreds participated in an epic historical reenactment on Sunday, marking the 70th anniversary of the lifting of the Siege of Leningrad. To commemorate the event, authorities reconstructed the first battle of the liberation campaign from the Nazi siege. The over 900 day long siege is estimated to have resulted in the deaths of over 800,000 people.

The battle was held on a bridge of Porozhki village, the exact spot of the first battle in January 1944. During the reconstruction, actors used T-34 tanks alongside the world's only replica of a German self-propelled artillery Marder 2D to create a realistic battle.

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Russia: Epic reenactment marks 70 years since lifting of Siege of Leningrad

Hundreds participated in an epic historical reenactment on Sunday, marking the 70th anniversary of the lifting of the Siege of Leningrad. To commemorate the event, authorities reconstructed the first battle of the liberation campaign from the Nazi siege. The over 900 day long siege is estimated to have resulted in the deaths of over 800,000 people.

The battle was held on a bridge of Porozhki village, the exact spot of the first battle in January 1944. During the reconstruction, actors used T-34 tanks alongside the world's only replica of a German self-propelled artillery Marder 2D to create a realistic battle.