People march through St Petersburg to honour victims of Leningrad siege

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The annual mourning march for the victims of the Leningrad siege was held in St. Petersburg, Russia on Friday. The Siege of Leningrad, now St. Petersburg, began on September 8, 1941, as Nazi German troops encircled the city. Finally lifted in January 1944, the blockade claimed lives of between 600,000 and 1.5 million civillians.