Russian army servicemen in historical uniforms march during the parade. Photo: Reuters

In bitter cold, Russians mark end of Leningrad siege with military parade in Saint Petersburg

  • The siege of the city, then called Leningrad, lasted nearly 2½ years until the Soviet Army drove the Nazis away on January 27, 1944
  • Estimates of the death toll vary, but historians agree that more than 800,000 Leningrad residents died from hunger or air and artillery bombardments
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Russian army servicemen in historical uniforms march during the parade. Photo: Reuters
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