WWII an­niver­sary:

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Chil­dren aim with World War II So­viet guns dur­ing a mil­i­tary ex­hi­bi­tion mark­ing the 75th an­niver­sary of the end of the Siege of Len­ingrad dur­ing World War II, at the Dvortso­vaya (Palace) Square in in St.Peters­burg, Rus­sia, on Sun­day. The Nazi Ger­man and Fin­nish siege and block­ade of Len­ingrad, now known as St. Peters­burg, was bro­ken on Jan. 18, 1943 but fi­nally lifted Jan. 27, 1944. More than 1 mil­lion peo­ple died mainly from star­va­tion dur­ing the 900-day siege.


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