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27 January in Russian history

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This day in Russian history and the History of the world

January 27, 1944: The total lifting of the siege of Leningrad took place 872 days after it began.

The Siege of Leningrad was one of the longest and most destructive sieges of a major city in modern history and it was the third most costly in terms of casualties, after the World War II battles of Berlin and Stalingrad.

Nowdays the day of the total lifting of the siege of Leningrad is celebrated in Saint-Petersburg city on 27 January every year.

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