MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russia –
Source: Russia – Council of the Federation
The Chairman of the Federation Council honored the memory of victims of the Leningrad blockade at the Piskaryovskoye memorial cemetery.
body of state power of St. Petersburg Valentina Matvienko Betweenconsenting Ivanandreevich from the Executive body of state power of St. Petersburg on 8 September, the Day of memory of victims of the siege of Leningrad took part in the ceremony of laying wreaths and flowers at Piskarevskoye memorial cemetery.The event was attended by veterans of the great Patriotic war, the blockade, representatives of the city Executive and the legislature.
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On Piskarevskoe memorial cemetery is located 186 mass graves in which lie 420 thousand citizens who died from starvation, bombing, shelling, and 70 thousand soldiers defenders of Leningrad. The memorial complex was opened may 9, 1960, during the celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Victory.
“Coming on Piskarevsky, feel a sense of sorrow and at the same time many thanks to those who gave their lives to protect our city,” — said Valentina Matvienko to journalists.
Thousands of Petersburgers pay tribute to those who survived a difficult siege
The Chairman of the Federation Council noted that thousands of Petersburgers pay tribute to those who survived a difficult siege.”It is important to keep that memory and pass it on to future generations to ensure that nothing like this happens again. It is right that the current academic year in all schools in St. Petersburg started with the lessons, telling about the blockade,” — said Valentina Matvienko.”To keep this memory was important because intensified, some politicians, who are trying hard to rewrite the history of the war, to shift the blame on Russia for this global tragedy. Nothing more than blasphemy, a mockery of the historical memory, cynicism can not explain it”, — said Chairman of the Federation Council.The siege of Leningrad lasted from September 1941-the year to January 1944. She killed more than 650 thousand people.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation from Russian Language to English.