THE ROAD OF LIFE
The Road of Life was the ice road winter transport route across the frozen Lake Ladoga, which provided the only access to the besieged city of Leningrad while the perimeter in the siege was maintained by the German Army Group North and the Finnish Defence Forces. The siege lasted for 29 months from 8 September 1941, to 27 January 1944. Over one million citizens of Leningrad died from starvation, stress, exposure and bombardments. Each winter, the Lake Ladoga ice route was reconstructed by hand, and built according to precise arithmetic calculations depending on traffic volume. In addition to transporting thousands of tons of munitions and food supplies each year, the Road of Life also served as the primary evacuation route for the millions of Sovietstrapped within the starving city. The road today forms part of the World Heritage Site
PHOTOGRAPHER - LYU CHIRKOVA

Saint- P / Ladoga lake

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Road_of_Life

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