The declassified documents said the construction of the “Road of life”


In particular, from documents, you can learn more about the construction of “Road of life” — the ice road across lake Ladoga, which is from 12 September 1941 to March 1943 connected the besieged Leningrad with the country. The total number of goods transported to Leningrad on the “Road of life” for the entire period was more than 1 615 000 tonnes. During this same time, was evacuated about 1 376 000 people. On the website of the Ministry of defense of Russia is presented on the decision dated 24 November 1941 on the construction of the road, and the resolution of December 6, 1941, in accordance with which was carried out the evacuation, and number of schemes.

Other documents dedicated to the construction of a strategic submarine of a 35-kilometre pipeline to transport fuel to besieged Leningrad. Also from declassified data reveals about the participation of submarines in combat operations on lake Ladoga.

Photo: news archive/Boris Kudoyarov

Military blockade of Leningrad lasted from 8 September 1941 to 27 January 1944, 872 days there. Blockade ring was broken January 18, 1943 . The route across lake Ladoga was the only route to Leningrad. During the siege of the city began mass starvation, exacerbated by the fact that the first blockade winter was particularly harsh. Day of full liberation of Leningrad, January, is the Day of military glory of Russia.

To mark the 75th anniversary of this event scheduled festive events, including large-scale military parade.

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