Germany will allocate 12 million euros to the blockade of Leningrad
The decision of the German government to allocate 12 million euros (895,5 million) for the victims of the siege of Leningrad, as well as for the modernization of the veterans hospital and the establishment of the German-Russian meeting centre, welcomed the heads of foreign offices of Germany and Russia. It is reported RIA Novosti with reference to the Ministerial statement.
The document, compiled for the 75th anniversary of lifting the siege said that Sergei Lavrov and Heiko Maas, a positive attitude towards a solution based on acceptance of responsibility for illegal actions committed.
It is noted that voluntary action will improve the quality of life of the former blockade and serve as a historic reconciliation of the peoples of the two States.
Began on 8 September 1941 the siege of Leningrad lasted almost 900 days. The only way in which the city delivered the food was laid on the ice of lake Ladoga. The breakthrough of the blockade took place on 18 January 1943, and its full withdrawal — January 27, 1944.
The victims of those events, according to different data, were from 400 thousand to 1.5 million people. Only 3% were killed by the bombing and shelling, the rest died of hunger.
The memory of those killed during the siege on the eve of observed on Picturescom cemetery in St. Petersburg.