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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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Very evocative museum of Leningrade blockade and defense

Here, very near to the Fontanka River and Summer Garden of Peter the Great is located this rather modest by its exterior appearance and small museum of the Leningrad Blockade and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 27, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

Here, very near to the Fontanka River and Summer Garden of Peter the Great is located this rather modest by its exterior appearance and small museum of the Leningrad Blockade and Defense. But when we entered inside, we were overwhelmed with so many commemorative things and items related to great endurance of the Leningrad citizens and the heroic defense of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

St Petersburg experienced 2 of the most momentous events of the 20th Cent: the Russian revolution and the siege of Leningrad during which around one million people died mainly through starvation. For me a visit to the museum which covers the second of these is a must and hence 5*s. To me the museum is hugely interesting and needs a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

Although the building is small there is an awful lot of information so you will need a couple of hours at least. Well worth visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Well worth a visit. A sobering reminder of a dreadful piece of history. English information is good however, do get an audio tour. They are excellent.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

This is one of two museums in St. Petersburg concerning the 900-day siege by the German Army. It is in an older building not far from the Hermitage. It is full of artifacts, photos and explanations concerning the nature of the attack, how Leningrad was cut off from the rest of the nation, what people trapped in the city went... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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