ST. PETERSBURG, Russia | Russian parade marks 75 years since WWII siege of Leningrad

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia | Russian parade marks 75 years since WWII siege of Leningrad

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia—Jan 27, 2019—The Russian city of St. Petersburg is marking the end of the World War II siege by Nazi forces with a large military parade in sprawling Palace Square.

The siege of the city, then called Leningrad, lasted nearly 2½ years until the Soviet Army drove the Nazis away on Jan. 27, 1944.

Estimates of the death toll vary, but historians agree that more than 1 million Leningrad residents died from hunger or air and artillery bombardments during the siege.

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