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Russians Mourn 500,000 Buried in Mass Grave After Siege of Leningrad

Russia marked the 76th anniversary of the Siege of Leningrad on Monday, Jan. 27.

Mourners brought flowers to the Piskaryovskoye Cemetary, a mass grave where up to 500,000 victims of the siege are buried.
Nazi troops encircled Leningrad – now St. Petersburg — for 872 days between 1941 and 1944, cutting of the city’s residents from transport routes.

Up to 1 million people died during the blockade from hunger, disease and enemy shelling.