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The Siege of Leningrad

In January 1944 during World War Two the blockade of the Russian city of Leningrad finally ended after almost 900 days. Millions of soldiers and civilians had died.

In January 1944, during World War Two, the blockade of the Russian city of Leningrad finally ended. The city had been surrounded by German troops for almost 900 days. Millions of civilians and soldiers from both sides had died as a result of bombardment, starvation and cold.

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