Museum of the Defense and Siege of Leningrad

Saint Petersburg, Russia

Dedicated to the Defence of Leningrad during the Second World War, or as the Russians call it, the Great Patriotic War, this museum is sombre yet absorbing. Full of displays showing the famine ravaged city (in November 1941, the bread ration was just 250gms a day for workers) and the heroic efforts to somehow get food in from beyond the blockade across the frozen Lake Ladoga, the famous 'Road of Life' are depicted here. Despite the mighty lack of English, visitors can still follow most of what is being depicted.

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Ирина Таранкова (3 years ago)
A wonderful library, a wonderful event - a quiz on F.M. Dostoevsky. I would like to thank the library staff for a great time and enjoyment!
Родион Батин (3 years ago)
A good thematic library, a decent selection of books on topics related to the Siege of Leningrad. There is a small exposition also related to this topic. A decent hall for a district library, where readings, book presentations, and lectures are held.
Наталия Воробьева (3 years ago)
I love reading and holding a book in my hands. She is like a good friend with whom you do not want to part. Great staff, interesting theme nights. The library has a museum on such an important subject of the blockade for all, which is very important for children and adults.
Виктория Лопатина (5 years ago)
Easy to get to, next to a bus stop. It's cozy inside. I was with my daughter at the reading competition. At the entrance sat a curmudgeonly lady, loud and blunt. I made a remark to my daughter: do not touch the books! (indeed, we are in the library ?). But the other staff were friendly and helpful. The museum hall is well decorated.
Elena Printseva (6 years ago)
Favorite library. We go there with the whole family. There is even a pretty good selection of children's books. For children and adults, various leisure activities are periodically held. There is even a children's club "Paravozik", where children go with great pleasure.
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