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State Memorial Museum of Leningrad Defense and Blockade

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Address: Solyanoi Lane, 9 | Metro: Chernyshevskaya, St. Petersburg 191028, Russia
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The museum tells about the life of the city during the 900-day siege in...

The museum tells about the life of the city during the 900-day siege in 1941-44b.

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The name should be museum of Leningrad siege . Small ?(no idea why) But Moving museum commemorates perhaps the moat harrowing period of the city history ,the 900 days blockade of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

The name should be museum of Leningrad siege . Small ?(no idea why) But Moving museum commemorates perhaps the moat harrowing period of the city history ,the 900 days blockade of Leningrad where +700,000 civilian died from constant bombardment ,starved or froze to death its a city of immense pride and profound sorrow .

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Bulverde, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

The museum is closed for remodeling from June 7 to September 7. I read it in Russian on the website. Too bad, I will be there during that time and it is a place I would have liked to go with my family.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

This museum teaches us of the absolute horror inflicted on this fine and brave city by the Nazis but it is also uplifting as we learned of their refusal to capitulate. Look out for the importance of Shostakovich's Leningrad Symphony, the building of the road of life and the breakthrough which led to the road to victory allowing a channel... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

This museum will make you think twice about the people you meet in the street in St Petersburg. Considering the horrible number of civilians that died during the siege, most people in St Petersburg will have a relative who died. Most signs in the little museum is in Russian.

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Northern England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

One of the reasons we wanted to visit ST.P was to learn more about the siege of Leningrad from 1941-3. We were not disappointed by this excellent small museum. One of the women working upstairs, who was probably in her seventies, immediately grabbed my wife's hands when we arrived and led her around parts of the museum for 5 minutes,... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

Is there another city where a million people died in a war? There's a (model) piece of bread that shows what a 175g daily ration looked like and suggests we should be amazed that it wasn't 2 or 3 million dead.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

This museum is a must see if you are into WW2 history. The collection contains many original weapons and uniforms, as well as propaganda materials and detailed descriptions and exhibits on daily life during the siege of Leningrad. Although the museum is small and in need of renovation, it's the lack of frills that make it so worthwhile. If you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

If you love history, specially military history, it's a museum you must see. Full of expositions and WW2 Era items, it gives you a good idea of the 900 days of siege of the city. Simply amazing

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This museum is a must see museum but there is not english explanations or english guide. There is free wi-fi in the museum. You can see the real weapons and uniforms used in the blockade of Leningrad. Also the posters used for propaganda are charming. Fee for 1 person 250p.

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Chisinau, Moldova
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My gradma has lived it up, all 900 days and still tells that the happiest day in her life is the Victory Day. You can hardly understand this happiness, since the 'happiest day' is anything else from 'the new toy' to the 'new ...'.... instead of the ability to see this world in peace. When the humanity will 'grow up'... More 

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