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  • Russian soldiers take part in a military parade marking the 75th anniversary of the lifting of the WWII Siege of Leningrad, at Dvortsovaya Square in Saint Petersburg on Jan. 27. Tanks and air defense missile systems rolled through the heart of Saint Petersburg on Sunday as the city formerly known as Leningrad marked the 75th anniversary of the end of a World War II siege that claimed more than 800,000 civilian lives. Photo: VCG

 _Gallery: Remembering the Siege of Leningrad
     
     
    Russian soldiers take part in a military parade marking the 75th anniversary of the lifting of the WWII Siege of Leningrad, at Dvortsovaya Square in Saint Petersburg on Jan. 27. Tanks and air defense missile systems rolled through the heart of Saint Petersburg on Sunday as the city formerly known as Leningrad marked the 75th anniversary of the end of a World War II siege that claimed more than 800,000 civilian lives. Photo: VCG
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Gallery: Remembering the Siege of Leningrad

Russian soldiers parade to commemorate the end of catastrophic WWII battle

01.28.2019
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Russian soldiers take part in a military parade marking the 75th anniversary of the lifting of the WWII Siege of Leningrad, at Dvortsovaya Square in Saint Petersburg on Jan. 27. Tanks and air defense missile systems rolled through the heart of Saint Petersburg on Sunday as the city formerly known as Leningrad marked the 75th anniversary of the end of a World War II siege that claimed more than 800,000 civilian lives. Photo: VCG
Servicemen carry banners during a military parade to mark the 75th anniversary of the lifting of the WWII Siege of Leningrad at Dvortsovaya Square in Saint Petersburg on Jan. 27. The siege of the city by the Army North Group of Nazi Germany lasted for 872 days, and is considered one of the longest, most destructive and deadliest sieges in history. Photo: VCG
Soldiers with historic weapons and vehicles paraded in Dvortsovaya Square to mark the 75th anniversary of the lifting of the WWII Siege of Leningrad on Jan. 27. Photo: VCG
A Soviet T-34-85 battle tank participated in the military parade. The T-34 came into service in 1940 and saw wide use during WWII. Over 80,000 were eventually built by 1958, with some remaining in service in the militaries of developing countries to this day. Photo: VCG
Russian President Vladimir Putin lays a wreath at St Petersburg’s Piskaryovskoye Memorial Cemetery during celebrations marking the 75th anniversary of the end of the Siege of Leningrad. Almost 500,000 of the victims of the siege are buried at the cemetery. Photo: VCG

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Gallery: Remembering the Siege of Leningrad