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St. Petersburg will celebrate 75 years of freedom, a central celebration is scheduled for 27 January, the day when in 1944 officially ended the siege of Leningrad. It is in these moments created most of these photos.

In some individuals played a smile after almost 900 days of horror; some were saying that they did not care because they are left without anyone or anything; some are first saw the light of day after months of hiding in dark cellars … Photos can be seen at the Museum of the siege, which will soon get a new, monumental space.

I think it’s good that I place dedicated to victims of the hero city visited only at the end. Otherwise, I’m not sure what kind of emotions I’d walked Nevsky Prospect next to buildings that remember the horrors and atrocities that words can not describe, i do not believe that I would not care to stand on the sidewalks of the central city avenue on which the seven and a half decades left the bones of people of all generations, and there was no one to remove them. Some of these scenes can be seen in the photographs in the museum.

I watched them without a word, it is to say that I was in those moments frozen in time. Respect for each victim, bystanders are intertwined with feelings of sadness, helplessness and shame the world is something allowed. The genocide of the entire city, an oasis of culture … One of the most brutal period in history, one of the most tragic chapters of World War II, when it killed more than a million people and as many Soviet soldiers, although the final number is not each other is not never been determined.

In the museum I saw the shocking images taken during the siege. Scenes of blood-curdling in his veins, who tear the heart and brain. I did not have the power to convey them further, but it should not be forgotten, never. These images were created by the arrival of freedom.

What do you think?

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