Saint Petersburg commemorates 70th anniversary of the start of Hitler's siege
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Russia commemorates 70th years since Leningrad siege

St Petersburg, Russia's second largest city, has commemorated the 70th anniversary of the start of a siege of the city by Hitler's armies during the Second World War.

Then called Leningrad, the German attack was to last nearly 900 days, cost 750,000 lives and led to the horrific suffering of its people.

David Campanale reports.

  • 09 Sep 2011
  • From the section Europe