January 27 is the Day of Military Glory of Russia - the Day of the complete liberation of Leningrad by Soviet troops from the blockade by fascist German forces, which lasted 872 days (1944). On the day of the 75th anniversary of the complete liberation of Leningrad from the fascist blockade, a minute of silence will be declared on the Palace Square of St. Petersburg.
For several years, Leningrad was in the blockade of the Nazi invaders. People remained in the city without food, heat, electricity and running water. The days of the blockade are the most difficult test that the people of our city have endured with courage and dignity.
The defense of Leningrad had a great military-strategic, political and moral importance. The nazi command lost the ability of the most effective maneuver of strategic reserves, the transfer of troops to other directions. If the city on the Neva had fallen in 1941, the German troops would have joined the Finns, and most of the troops of the German Army Group
North would be deployed in the south and hit the central regions of the USSR. In this case, Moscow could not hold on, and the whole war would take a completely different scenario. In the deadly meat grinder of the Sinyavino operation of 1942, the Leningrad residents, by their feat and indestructible resilience, saved not only themselves. Having bound the German forces, they provided invaluable assistance to Stalingrad and the whole country!
The feat of the defenders of Leningrad, who protected their city in the face of the hardest trials, inspired the entire army and country, earned the deep respect and appreciation of the states of the anti-Hitler coalition.
In 1942, the Soviet government established the medal "For the Defense of Leningrad", which awarded about 1.5 million defenders of the city. This medal and today remains in the memory of the people of one of the most honorable awards of the Great Patriotic War.
The order of the Supreme Commander dated May 1, 1945, Leningrad, together with Stalingrad, Sevastopol and Odessa, was called the hero city for the heroism and courage shown by the inhabitants of the city during the blockade. For mass heroism and courage in defending the Motherland in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945, shown by the defenders of besieged Leningrad, according to the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR on May 8, 1965, the city was given the highest degree of distinction - the title of Hero City.
The day of the lifting of the blockade of Leningrad is a significant date, also because at that moment a crucial period began, when the fascists realized that they had lost the World War. Because the date of the lifting of the blockade of Leningrad will always be January 27. At that moment, when the blockade was completely lifted, a festive salute boomed in Leningrad. And people will remember forever the day of lifting the blockade of Leningrad, like January 27, 1944.
This is the most brutal blockade, which was in the whole history of the war, of course, there are many moments that people just do not want to
remember. But there are those heroes who made this holiday possible - the day of the lifting of the blockade of Leningrad. No matter how much time has passed, we will always remember that our dear veterans have done for us. These people went into battle and did not think about death in order to save our world from cruel invaders.
In that terrible war, the Russian people showed an unprecedented mass heroism and selflessness in the deadly struggle against the parasitic scourge, which was trying once again to conquer and destroy the Great Russia.
Российский благотворительный фонд содействия культурно-просветительским программам – Ковчег