MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Nakhimovites and employees of the NVMU branch in Kaliningrad took part in the patriotic action “Siege Swallow”, timed to coincide with the Day of the complete liberation of Leningrad from the fascist blockade.
In the spring of 1942, many Leningraders wore a small tin badge on their chest, and on it was a swallow with a letter in its beak. This symbol became a short and clear answer to the statements of German propaganda that now even a bird will not fly into the city. People were waiting for good news from the front, they never lost touch with a huge country, despite the fact that they were completely cut off from it. The blockade swallow has become a symbol of hope for the best, for a quick meeting with loved ones.
On January 27, 2022, all the participants of the action in the NVMU branch in Kaliningrad were attached swallows with a letter in their beak, which the Nakhimovites cut out of paper. Each participant of the action mentally sent the news through time to those who were waiting for it in the besieged city.
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