The siege of Leningrad lasted from September 8 1941 until January 27 1944. It was a military operation undertaken by the Nazi Germany against Leningrad, now known as Saint Petersburg - during the World War II. More than 600 thousand people died in the city during that period. 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. Siege of Leningrad which lasted for nearly 900 day - in photo gallery by TASS.