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  • Leningrad, U.S.S.R. (Present Day Saint Petersburg, Russia)
    Thursday Jan 27, 1944

    World War II

    Siege of Leningrad ended

    Leningrad, U.S.S.R. (Present Day Saint Petersburg, Russia)
    Thursday Jan 27, 1944

    On 27 January 1944, Soviet troops launched a major offensive that expelled German forces from the Leningrad region, thereby ending the most lethal siege in history. The siege began on the 8 September 1941, when the Wehrmacht severed the last road to the city. Although Soviet forces managed to open a narrow land corridor to the city on 18 January 1943, the Red Army did not lift the siege until 27 January 1944, 872 days after it began.




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