May 9th Celebrations in St Petersburg – War History Online was there!

Our very own David Webb, was in St Petersburg on May 9th to witness the Russian celebration of VE Day. We have prepared a photoblog with an impression of the day!

P1080574 (Medium)Nevsky Prospekt

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P1080579 (Medium)This sign is located near the western end of Nevsky Prospekt and reads “Citizens! During artillery bombardment this side of the street is especially dangerous”. The white plaque reads “In memory of the heroism and courage of the people of Leningrad during the 900-day siege of the city this inscription is preserved”. The blue paint is refreshed every year on May 9

P1080687 (Medium)Peter the Great overlooking it all

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The Korolev – Landing Ship

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Submarine chaser Urengoy

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