US Ambassador honored the memory of victims of blockade of Leningrad

© Photo : an account of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow in the network FacebookПосол USA in Russia John huntsman and his wife Mary Kay in the Alexander garden in Moscow. 27 Jan 2018US Ambassador honored the memory of victims of blockade of Leningrad© Photo : an account of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow in the network Facebook

U.S. Ambassador to Russia John huntsman and his wife Mary Kay on Saturday was honored in Moscow in memory of the residents and defenders of besieged Leningrad.

Photos of how they laid red carnations to the stele of the hero city Leningrad in Alexander garden, published on the official page of the Embassy on Twitter.

Eternal memory to the heroes! Eternal memory of the heroism of Leningrad! pic.twitter.com/1XVSvhu9F8

— The U.S. Embassy in Russia (@USEmbRu) 27 Jan 2018

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 figure of 632 thousand people. Only 3% of them died from the bombing and shelling, the rest died of hunger.

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