In Russia in Day of lifting of the Leningrad blockade is an action «Card memory»

© RIA Novosti / RIA to Novoshepelychi in potenciali of Leningrad are destroyed by the shelling of a residential building in the siege. Archive photoIn Russia in Day of lifting of the Leningrad blockade is an action «Card memory»© RIA Novosti / RIA to Novoshepelychi the image Bank

All-Russian action «Card memory» takes place in Russia on Saturday, the Day of the siege of Leningrad.

Event organized by the team of the «Youth front» (the popular front), will be held all day in 45 regions of the country.

Activists in shopping centers, museums, supermarkets and at train stations was organized by the information point «the Siege of Leningrad in numbers. Think» where anyone can obtain an information card with important information about the siege of Leningrad.

The siege of Leningrad started on 8 September 1941 and lasted nearly 900 days. The only way — «Road of life», which was delivered to the city food was laid on the ice of lake Ladoga. The blockade was broken January 18, 1943, however, until its complete withdrawal ─ 27 January 1944 ─ Leningrad had to wait another whole year. During the years of blockade were killed, according to various data, from 400 thousand to 1.5 million people. So, at the Nuremberg trials featured the number 632 thousand people. Only 3% of them died from the bombing and shelling, the rest died of hunger.