Residents of Saint Petersburg on September 8 laid flowers in memory of those who defended Leningrad (the name of Saint Petersburg during 1924-1991), Rossa Primavera news agency reports.
A number of events took place in Saint Petersburg on that day. The first event took place on Nevsky prospect at the memorial board “To the Heroism and Courage of the citizens of Leningrad.”
The event was attended by the veterans and those who survived the siege, the representatives of the city and region administration, Ministry of Internal Affairs, and representatives of the legislative authorities.
On September 8, 1941, Leningrad was encircled by the enemy and the most terrible siege in the history of mankind began. Today, 76 years later, we remember the heroes who defended the city and pay tribute to their heroic act. The siege lasted for almost 900 days, but the German Nazi army, supported by Finnish forces, failed to capture it: the city never surrendered.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency