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City news, 23.01.2014 09:39

St. Petersburg to commemorate lift of Leningrad siege

St. Petersburg to commemorate lift of Leningrad siege

The siege of St. Petersburg, then known as Leningrad, by German forces which lasted several years was finally lifted January 27, 1944 70 years ago. To commemorate this event, St. Petersburg authorities plan a cultural program. For example, an exhibition will recreate the blockade on the city streets. Period transport, weapons and other items such as sandbags and Czech hedgehogs will be placed the downtown Manezhnaya square. Sergei Shub, organizer of the projet and director of the Balityskiy Dom theatre, has assured the daily that the exhibit will be met positively by the local population. Quote This will be an elegant hisoric installation. The idea is to create a street exhibit with special plays and memorial events on the place where during the siege cultural life went on theaters, cinemas and concert halls continue their worl. end quote He expects around six thousand visitors to come to the open-air exhibit throughout three days of its operation January 25 to 27. It will be shut down with a minute of silence followed by the Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7 (entitled Leningrad).

News source: The Voice of Russia

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