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Source: Peter the Great St Petersburg Polytechnic University – Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University –

Dear polytechnics!

This year we celebrate the 80th anniversary of the complete liberation of Leningrad from the fascist blockade. January 27 is a special date for our city. For terrible 872 days, Leningrad was surrounded by fascist troops. Its residents showed the whole world an example of unprecedented resilience, true heroism and selfless love for the Motherland.

Students and staff of the Polytechnic Institute made a significant contribution to the common cause of victory. Three thousand polytechnicians went to the front as volunteers. They fought in almost all branches of the military, breaking through the blockade ring as part of the Leningrad and Volkhov fronts. For their courage and heroism, polytechnicians were awarded orders and medals, 16 people were awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union. In the inhuman conditions of hunger and bombing, the staff and students who remained at the institute did everything possible to help people survive: they carried out orders from the front, solved scientific problems, and worked in the hospital. All of them brought closer the day of the complete liberation of Leningrad from the siege.

The defenders and residents of Leningrad are our pride and national treasure. Their great feat is a lesson in courage and patriotism. Preserving the memory of the heroism of our fathers and grandfathers, we, descendants, are obliged to work with a feeling of greatest gratitude for the benefit of our beloved city and country.

Low bow to all those who defended Leningrad, eternal memory to those who died.

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