The herbic city, the city of labour and military valour - Leningrad once more returns in memory to the days of the Great Patriotic War, to the legendary days of quarter of a century ago.
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The herbic city, the city of labour and military valour - Leningrad once more returns in memory to the days of the Great Patriotic War, to the legendary days of quarter of a century ago. The Piskarevskoye Cemetary. On the 25th anniversary of the complete liberation of the city from the blocade of the enemy the people of Leningrad came here to honour the immortal memory of the defendants of Leningrad. Film library shots. The city was blocaded for 900 unforgetable days. But neither hunger, nor bombing and shelling could break the courage and staunchness of the glorious defenders of the city. The people of Leningrad called the route across the ice of the Ladoga Lake a "Route of Life". Even during the hardest days of the blocade the workers of Leningrad continued to supply the front with armaments and ammunition. In January, 1994 the troops of the Leningrad Front, supported by the Red Banner Baltic Fleet took the offensive and on the 27th of January the blocade of the enemy was completely eliminated. 25 years have passed since then. The troops of the Leningrad Garrison passed in parade through the same streets of the city as a quarter of a century ago. The people of Leningrad greeted the soldiers that defend the peaceful labour of Soviet people.
A ceremonial meeting devoted to the anniversary of the elimination of the enemy's blocade of Leningrad was held at the "Oktyabrsky" Hall. In his speech Tolstikov, First Secretary of the Leningrad District Committee of the Party, spoke of the main stages of the heroic 900 day battle for the city of Lenin and stressed that the source of the immortal deed of Leningrad lay in the faithfulness to the ideals of Marxism-Leninism, the support of the whole Soviet country and the devotion to the Communist Party.
General of the Army, Hero of the Soviet Union Fedyuninsky greeted the people of Leningrad with their happy anniversary on the behalf of the Ministry of Defence of the USSR and the Political Department of the Soviet Army and the Military Fleet. The participants of the meeting sent a letter of greeting to the Central Committee of the CPSU, the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR and the Soviet Government.