Putin met the son of a colleague of his father at Piskarevsky
The President of Russia Vladimir Putin laid flowers at the Piskarevskoye memorial cemetery to the monument of Motherland in St. Petersburg on the day of the 75th anniversary of breaking the siege of Leningrad. On Thursday, January 18, reports RIA Novosti.
On the way from the Eternal flame at the monument, the President stopped to lay flowers at the mass grave, where he buried his brother Victor.
According to the Agency, at the monument to Putin was approached by a pensioner Yevgeny Shcherbakov.
He said that his father, Nikolai Petrovich Shcherbakov, with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel he commanded a division, where he served as the President’s father, and together they fought on Nevsky patch.
A pensioner asked the President about the meeting to tell him about the events and share photos and documents.
Putin laid flowers at the mass grave where buried his dead during the siege brother. pic.twitter.com/d9Kdwm0jCd
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Vladimir Putin has repeatedly told me that the Piskarevsky cemetery buried by his brother, who he never saw.
“I know that the stories of their parents. In 1942, in my opinion, the children were taken from families, and my mother also took the child. Well, with the aim of rescuing the children were taken then, and, unfortunately, he became ill, in my opinion, with diphtheria, and died,” he said in 2012.
In 2015, shortly before Victory Day, Putin published in the journal “Russian pioneer” an article on the life of his family during the great Patriotic war. The President first spoke in detail about how he fought his father, how he saved the mother during the siege and died as an older brother. In the article, Putin also wrote about how it is a study in the archives of the studies were able to know exactly where buried brother — in Piskarevskoye cemetery.
The siege of Leningrad started on 8 September 1941 and lasted nearly 900 days. She was broken January 18, 1943, however, until its complete withdrawal Leningrad had to wait another whole year. During the years of blockade were killed, according to various data, from 400 thousand to 1.5 million people.