The siege of Leningrad

When Leningrad was cut off from the rest of Russia by German troops during World War Two, one third of its population died.

Some were killed in the fighting, but most died of hunger.

(Photo: Two women collect remains of a dead horse for food, during the siege of Leningrad)
(Credit: World History Archive/TopFoto)

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