Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the Piskarevskoye Memorial Cemetery in St. Petersburg and paid tribute to the memory of residents and defenders of Leningrad, the siege of which ended exactly 78 years ago.
As specified, about half a million residents and defenders of Leningrad are buried at the Piskarevskoye cemetery, which is the largest mass grave of the Second World War. So far, only about 150 thousand of them have been identified, although the search continues.
The Head of State laid flowers at the mass grave where his brother, who died as a child during the blockade, is buried. The Russian anthem was played during the ceremony. The event ended with a procession of military personnel to the sounds of an orchestra.
Source: RIA Novosti, Picture: Telegram-Channel