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Piskaryovskoye Memorial Cemetery

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Address: Nepokoryonnykh ve., 72, St. Petersburg 195273, Russia
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Phone Number: (812) 297-5716
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Nearly half a million civilians who died in the 900-day Siege of Leningrad...

Nearly half a million civilians who died in the 900-day Siege of Leningrad (the city's name from 1924-1991)are remembered at this cemetery with mass graves, an eternal flame, a statue of the Motherland, and photographs and documents describing the siege.

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The music adds to the heavy feeling

As everyone said in the other reviews, this is a sad place, a mass grave for over 1/2 million people. Blood red flowers are every where. What added to the atmosphere is the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2016
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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

As everyone said in the other reviews, this is a sad place, a mass grave for over 1/2 million people. Blood red flowers are every where. What added to the atmosphere is the music. It makes your already heavy heart heavier. One wants to scream "no more wars" when one walks away from this place.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We eagerly wanted to see this Memorial Complex, planned to visit it even before arrival in Russia. It is located to the north from the old core of St.Petersburg, on the Avenue of the Unvanquiched. This Avenue and Cemetery are dedicated to the victims of the Siege of Leningrad. And that was enormous effort of the defenders of Leningrad to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

No city suffered more in terms of civilian deaths than Leningrad during the 900 day siege by the Nazis. If you have time I really do recommend a visit here. It is possible by public transport: metro and bus ride. The cemetery also has a small museum room which shows images from the city at the time. As the number... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Row, upon row of mass graves. Inside there is also an area where you can read about the conditions that were suffered during the siege.

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1 Thank Jeanne T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

A simple, but powerful, tribute to the 500,000 people who died in the Nazi siege of Leningrad. There are rows and rows of neatly manicured mounds--mass graves--each of which is simply marked with a stone bearing the year (1942 features prominently). Music is playing in the background adding to the solemnity of the experience. There are a lot of places... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Rather than individual headstones, all you see are mass grave memorials to the 500,000 people who died over the 3 year siege in WWII. It's a simple place with a small museum, an eternal flame, a statue, and of course the graves that line the park. We were the only visitors at that time, understandably because it's outside the city... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was a very eye awakening experience to visit to a historic WWII cemetery. We took the subway, then bus to the site from downtown St. Petersburg. This is an out of the way place that the normal tourist doesn't visit. However upon reaching it, we were moved by the thousands upon thousands of people - civilians along with military... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

In the history of wars no city of the world gave so may lives for the Victory as Leningrad(Saint Petersburg now) did. This place is a largest cemetery in the world which is filled with people who died for Russia.this place gives a warm welcome with fire which is never put off,even in heavy winters. I used to go here... More 

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Just imagine that the city supply was blocked for 900 days. People had to survive on 125-400 gram of bread for a day, but they did not give up. Come and pay tribute...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

When we visited here Elgar was being played through microphones. This set the scene somehow and gave the area an atmosphere of peace and calm. The grounds are beautifully laid out and there is an altar at the end with sculptures and a huge monument to Mother Russia. The eternal flame burns at the other end and there is a... More 

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