The memorial in the last photo is mostly dedicated to the siege of Leningrad (the Soviet name for Saint Petersburg). This is in the museum underneath the memorial in the last photo. Above the door it says September 1941 – January 1944. From 8 September 1941 to 27 January 1944 German forces laid siege to Leningrad, blocking supply routes for food and other supplies. Some supplies made it in over an ice road across a large lake bordering SPB, and the residents also grew vegetables wherever they could, but they still suffered strict rations and starvation. Several hundred thousand were killed in fighting and bombing in and around the city, and over one million civilians died of starvation.

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