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In honor of the 78th anniversary of the lifting of the blockade of Leningrad, servicemen of the Tver Regiment of Military Transport Aviation (BTA) visited an exhibition organized on the territory of a military unit in the museum of the regiment.

During the tour, the head of the museum spoke about the history of military operations on the borders of Leningrad during the Great Patriotic War.

The servicemen were shown footage of blockade rations, which were the main food from the very beginning of the blockade, told about the life of people in the besieged city, whose inhabitants faced inhuman trials – hunger, cold, constant bombing.

The museum also presents personal belongings, weapons and military uniforms of soldiers from the Great Patriotic War.

At the end of the tour, a historical film about the Road of Life was shown – the only transport highway across Lake Ladoga, through which food and ammunition were delivered to Leningrad during the war years. People risked their lives transporting goods under constant bombing to save thousands of citizens from starvation.

The blockade of Leningrad lasted almost 900 days and claimed the lives of more than 630 thousand people.

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