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Breaching the brutal Nazi blockade: How the Road of Life saved Leningrad

November 22, 16:28 UTC+3

TASS recalls the path that helped residents withstand the 900-day brutal Nazi siege

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The siege of Leningrad lasted from September 8, 1941 until January 27, 1944
The siege of Leningrad lasted from September 8, 1941 until January 27, 1944
The siege of Leningrad lasted from September 8, 1941 until January 27, 1944
© TASS
The Road of Life laid on the ice of lake Ladoga, 1943
The Road of Life laid on the ice of lake Ladoga, 1943
The Road of Life laid on the ice of lake Ladoga, 1943
© Rafail Mazelev/TASS
Several hundred thousand people were evacuated from Leningrad across lake Ladoga via the famous Road of life, the only route that connected the city with the mainland
Several hundred thousand people were evacuated from Leningrad across lake Ladoga via the famous Road of life, the only route that connected the city with the mainland
Several hundred thousand people were evacuated from Leningrad across lake Ladoga via the famous Road of life, the only route that connected the city with the mainland
© TASS
A view of the ice road supply route built on top of frozen Lake Ladoga, 1943
A view of the ice road supply route built on top of frozen Lake Ladoga, 1943
A view of the ice road supply route built on top of frozen Lake Ladoga, 1943
© Rafail Mazelev/TASS
125 grams of bread, weighed on scale, a daily limit given to workers, dependants and children during the siege of Leningrad
125 grams of bread, weighed on scale, a daily limit given to workers, dependants and children during the siege of Leningrad
125 grams of bread, weighed on scale, a daily limit given to workers, dependants and children during the siege of Leningrad
© Nikolai Adamovich/TASS
Leningrad under siege, 1941
Leningrad under siege, 1941
Leningrad under siege, 1941
© Boris Kudoyarov/TASS
Leningrad residents on Nevskiy prospekt providing themselves with a drinking water
Leningrad residents on Nevskiy prospekt providing themselves with a drinking water
Leningrad residents on Nevskiy prospekt providing themselves with a drinking water
© TASS
GAZ-AA trucks delivered along the Road of life of Ladoga Lake thousands tons of food, amunion and fuel to the besieged Leningrad and took children, old people and the wounded from the city
GAZ-AA trucks delivered along the Road of life of Ladoga Lake thousands tons of food, amunion and fuel to the besieged Leningrad and took children, old people and the wounded from the city
GAZ-AA trucks delivered along the Road of life of Ladoga Lake thousands tons of food, amunion and fuel to the besieged Leningrad and took children, old people and the wounded from the city
© Rafail Mazelev/TASS
Trail from the car embedded into the concrete on the shore of Ladoga lake, at the beginning of the Road of life, in memory of the heroism of Leningrad residents during the siege, 1985
Trail from the car embedded into the concrete on the shore of Ladoga lake, at the beginning of the Road of life, in memory of the heroism of Leningrad residents during the siege, 1985
Trail from the car embedded into the concrete on the shore of Ladoga lake, at the beginning of the Road of life, in memory of the heroism of Leningrad residents during the siege, 1985
© Yuri Belinsky/TASS
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The siege of Leningrad lasted from September 8, 1941 until January 27, 1944
© TASS
The Road of Life laid on the ice of lake Ladoga, 1943
© Rafail Mazelev/TASS
Several hundred thousand people were evacuated from Leningrad across lake Ladoga via the famous Road of life, the only route that connected the city with the mainland
© TASS
A view of the ice road supply route built on top of frozen Lake Ladoga, 1943
© Rafail Mazelev/TASS
125 grams of bread, weighed on scale, a daily limit given to workers, dependants and children during the siege of Leningrad
© Nikolai Adamovich/TASS
Leningrad under siege, 1941
© Boris Kudoyarov/TASS
Leningrad residents on Nevskiy prospekt providing themselves with a drinking water
© TASS
GAZ-AA trucks delivered along the Road of life of Ladoga Lake thousands tons of food, amunion and fuel to the besieged Leningrad and took children, old people and the wounded from the city
© Rafail Mazelev/TASS
Trail from the car embedded into the concrete on the shore of Ladoga lake, at the beginning of the Road of life, in memory of the heroism of Leningrad residents during the siege, 1985
© Yuri Belinsky/TASS

On November 22, 1941, the Road of Life, an ice road supply route built on top of Lake Ladoga's frozen surface that saved over a million lives in the besieged city of Leningrad during World War II, began to operate. TASS recalls the path that helped residents withstand the 900-day brutal Nazi siege.

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