ST. PETERSBURG, Russia | Russia and Putin mark 75 years since WWII siege of Leningrad

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia | Russia and Putin mark 75 years since WWII siege of Leningrad

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia—Jan 27, 2019—The Russian city of St. Petersburg marked the 75th anniversary of the end of the World War II siege by Nazi forces with a large military parade Sunday in the city’s sprawling Palace Square.

Russian President Vladimir Putin later laid flowers at a monument in Piskarevskoye Cemetery, where hundreds of thousands of siege victims are buried.

The siege of the city, then called Leningrad, lasted nearly 2½ years until the Soviet Army drove the Nazis away on Jan.

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