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Russia Remembers 900-Day Leningrad Siege 70 Years Later

Wearing WWII-era winter clothing of Red Army Russian soldiers march during a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the final raise of the Nazi blockade of the city Leningrad, now St. Petersburg, on January 27, 2014. The German and Finnish siege and blockade of Leningrad was broken on January 18, 1943 but finally lifted a year after, on January 27, 1944. The city's name was changed back from Leningrad to St. Petersburg after the 1991 Soviet collapse. OLGA MALTSEVA / AFP - Getty Images

Russian soldiers marched in vintage Red Army winter uniforms Monday to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Nazi siege of Leningrad, now St. Petersburg.

The 900-day blockade of the city by German and Finnish forces was finally lifted on January 27, 1944. The city's name was changed back from Leningrad to St. Petersburg after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

— Agence France-Presse

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World War II re-enactors take part a staged battle to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Nazi blockade of the city of Leningrad. OLGA MALTSEVA / AFP - Getty Images
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Re-enactors dressed as troops from the Soviet Red Army (top) and Nazi Germany (bottom) take part in a staged battle. OLGA MALTSEVA / AFP - Getty Images
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Russian President Vladimir Putin visits a memorial on the battlefield of Nevsky Pyatachok north of St. Petersburg. Sasha Mordovets / Getty Images Contributor