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Dazzling fireworks conclude Leningrad Siege commemoration in St P'burg

Russian Federation, St Petersburg
January 27, 2019 at 23:33 GMT +00:00 · Published

A dazzling fireworks display concluded a series of commemorative events marking the 75th anniversary of the end of the Siege of Leningrad in St. Petersburg on Sunday.

The show lasted for ten minutes with some 3,000 fireworks and 30 gun salute.

Earlier in the day a military parade, wreath-laying ceremony and concert were held to honour the memory of those who lost their lives during the siege.

The Siege of Leningrad, now Saint Petersburg, by German troops started on September 8, 1941 and continued for 872 days until January 27, 1944.

The blockade was finally broken on January 18 1943, when Soviet forces managed to open a narrow corridor into the city, completely liberating it by January 27, 1944.

More than one million Leningrad residents died during the blockade, mostly of starvation and the extreme cold.

Dazzling fireworks conclude Leningrad Siege commemoration in St P'burg02:14
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A dazzling fireworks display concluded a series of commemorative events marking the 75th anniversary of the end of the Siege of Leningrad in St. Petersburg on Sunday.

The show lasted for ten minutes with some 3,000 fireworks and 30 gun salute.

Earlier in the day a military parade, wreath-laying ceremony and concert were held to honour the memory of those who lost their lives during the siege.

The Siege of Leningrad, now Saint Petersburg, by German troops started on September 8, 1941 and continued for 872 days until January 27, 1944.

The blockade was finally broken on January 18 1943, when Soviet forces managed to open a narrow corridor into the city, completely liberating it by January 27, 1944.

More than one million Leningrad residents died during the blockade, mostly of starvation and the extreme cold.

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