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Doroga Zhizni (Road of Life)

information about russia  Saint Petersburg - Russia, Sankt-Peterburg

This is an impressive and touching route of 47 kilometres in “elektrichki” (local train), from Saint Petersburg to the Lake Ladoga. It is called Life Route because during 900 days (from 1941 to 1944) the Russians sent food and medicines to the 3 millions of citizens of Leningrad (today Saint Petersburg), outwitting the German siege. One and a quarter of a million died from inanition.
In the last station, by the lake, there is a monument devoted to the train that brought the food and other useful items. In summertime the cargo was sent by boats and trains, while in winter the Russians sent the help by trucks through the frozen waters of the Ladoga Lake.
There is also a museum explaining this sad part of the Russian history. Inside you can read the following phrase (in Russian language): “All for the Front, all for the Victory”.
From Saint Petersburg to Lake Ladoga

Address: Saint Petersburg r/w station
Saint Petersburg
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Price: budget

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