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The State Tretyakov Gallery At Krymsky Val. A Guide to Russian Art of the 20th Century
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Streltsova E. (ред.) A, B, C. From the Hermitage museum collections
The Hermitage an A to Z of Art
The Hermitage Rainbow: Featuring Paintings from the State Hermitage Museum
Leningrad. Tragedy of a City Under Siege, 1941-44
Streltsova E. (ред.) A, B, C. From the Hermitage museum collections (мини)
Альбом «Эрмитаж»The Hermitage
The Hermitage Cats
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Leningrad: State of Siege
Animal ABC Book. From The State Hermitage Museum Collection
Leningrad: Siege and Symphony
In 1941 Hitler's armies blocked the last roads leading into Leningrad. What followed was one of the most horrific sieges in history.
When the German High Command encircled Leningrad it was a deliberate policy to eradicate the city's civilian population by starving them to death. As winter set in and food supplies dwindled, starvation and panic set in.
A specialist in battle psychology and the vital role of morale in desperate circumstances, Michael Jones tells the human story of Leningrad. Drawing on newly available eyewitness accounts and diaries, he shows Leningrad in its every dimension including taboo truths, long-suppressed by the Soviets, such as looting, criminal gangs and cannibalism.
But, for many ordinary citizens, Leningrad marked the triumph of the human spirit. They drew deeply on their inner resources to inspire, comfort and help one another. At the height of the siege an extraordinary live performance of Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony profoundly strengthened the city's will to resist. When German troops heard it in their trenches one remarked: 'We began to understand we would never take Leningrad.
Yet, Leningrad's self-defence came at a huge price. When the 900-day siege ended in 1944 almost a million people had died and those who survived would be permanently marked by what they had endured, as this superbly insightful and moving history shows.