Lena’s diary

St Petersburg’s haunting Memorial to the Defenders of Leningrad recalls the dreadful 900 day long blockade of the city by German troops during the Second World War. Supplies to the city were so ruthlessly cut off that the population was starved and 800,000 people lost their lives. 16 year-old Lena Mukhina lived through it and kept a diary.  Its contents bring the period alive in a way the monument just can’t.

St Petersburg Episode 11 The Siege of St Petersburg

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