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С ities of military glory Student of group 1816 Gusejnova Amaliya
С ities of military glory War. It has left its mark on the history of every family, every house, every village, every city of our Motherland. Today, 45 cities are cities of military glory. And there are also 13 Hero cities. This is the highest degree of distinction for heroic defense during the war.
Leningrad (Saint Petersburg) Stalingrad (Volgograd) Sevastopol Odessa Moscow Kiev Brest Kerch Novorossiysk Minsk Tula Murmansk Smolensk
July 10, 1941. The beginning of the offensive of German troops in the Leningrad. The Germans managed to encircle Leningrad. On September 8, the siege of Leningrad began. And it lasted 872 days. The history of mankind has never known such a long siege. July 10, 1941.
At that time, approximately three million people lived in the Northern capital.
The terrible famine, constant air raids, bombing, rats, diseases, and infections claimed more than 2 million lives. Despite everything, the Leningraders held out, they even managed to help the front. Factories did not stop working and produced military products.
The end date of the blockade is considered to be January 27, 1944. Today, numerous memorials and monuments erected in the Northern capital remind of the heroism of the Leningraders. Piskarevskoe memorial cemetery. This is a place of mass graves of people who died during the siege of Leningrad. The cemetery has a statue of the " Mother Motherland ", a woman who looks at the graves of her fallen sons.
If you walk along Nevsky prospect in St. Petersburg, find the house number 14. There is still preserved the inscription from the war.
And on Victory square there is a monument in memory of the defenders of the city. One of the most significant parts of this monument is the broken bronze ring, which symbolizes the break of the blockade ring.