The Siege of Leningrad

Mikhail Steblin-Kamensky

The Siege of Leningrad began in November 1941, after 500,000 German troops had entered the Soviet Union. The siege ended two and a half years later, on 27 January 1944, when Russians broke out of the city and reached the Gulf of Finland; 750,000 people died.

The State of Europe: Christmas Eve 1989