Soviet soldiers of the Leningrad Front march to the frontlines during the lengthy Siege of Leningrad. The Siege of Leningrad, also known as the Leningrad Blockade, was a prolonged military operation undertaken by the German Army Group North against Leningrad (Saint Petersburg). The siege began on 8 September 1941, when the last road to the city was severed. Although the Soviets managed to open a narrow land corridor to the city on 18 January 1943, lifting of the siege entirely took place on 27 January 1944, 872 days after it began. Leningrad Oblast, Russia, Soviet Union. September 1944. Image taken by Yakov Ryumkin.
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