Monument to the Heroic Defenders of Leningrad
Updated: May 17, 2020
The siege of Leningrad (The communist name of St. Petersburg) lasted for two and a half months, during which 750,000 citizens of the city died mostly from starvation. Also, more than a million Red Army soldiers died to protect the town and break the siege.
In the early 1970s, this enormous monument was built at the Victory Square to honor the efforts of Leningrad's residents and the Russian soldiers.
Under the monument, there is a museum, manages by the State Museum of St. Petersburg. You can access the memorial and the museum from a sub-path on the north-east corner of the square, near 7Th Family.