Excursion "Blockade in Leningrad"
Sanitary day: First Thursday of month
- St Petersburg
The guided tour devoted to the blockade days in Leningrad (during World War II) with visit to the museum and other memorials concerning this tragic period of the history of the city. During the tour you will visit the Museum of Blockade, hear the stories of heroic defense of the city during the Great Patriotic War and see the unique exhibits and documents of Blockade times. Then you will continue the excursion by visiting the Piskarevskoe Memorial Cemetery where you will see the memorial to “The Motherland” and a lot of common graves in which about 500 000 people were buried during the blockade. It is the biggest cemetery created in the years the World War II (marked in Guinness Book of Records). After that you will be brought to the place called “The Flower of Life” devoted to the children died during the blockade. And also it is a symbol of the victory of the inhabitants of Leningrad over the fascist’s troops who held the city in blockade during 900 days and nights. Here you will see a birchwood consisting of 900 birches, the memorial devoted to the famous blockade “Diary” of Tanya Savicheva and the monument in the form of a flower and with the inscription “Let the sun always be!”