Jul 6, 2009
Saint Petersburg is located on the Neva River at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea. The city’s other names were Petrograd (Петрогра́д, 1914–1924) and Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991). The most tragic period in the history of this city is undoubtedly the 900-day Siege of Leningrad, a period full of suffering and heroism. For everyone who lives in St. Petersburg the Blokada (the Siege) of Leningrad is an important part of the city’s heritage and a painful memory for the population’s older generations.
An unknown artist has made this unique photos combing the photos of Leningrad today, and the photos of this city from the period of the notorious blockade when the Soviet Union was attacked by Nazi Germany. It lasted from September 8 1941 until January 27 1944. Here it is made obvious for all how deep affect this has left on people’s mind and how vivid it still is.