Photographer's Note

It is something that I can't understand. When I was in Saint Peterburg, I heard from the guides about heroic defenders of the city during the siege of Leningrad. They suffered so much.

Known as the 900-day siege, the siege of Leningrad by Axis forces in World War II was one of the longest and most destructive blockades in world history, with some historians even classifying it as a genocide. In total, roughly 1.5 million people were killed during the siege of Leningrad while some 1.4 million were evacuated. On Hitler's orders, the Soviet city suffered a daily barrage of artillery attacks from the German and Finnish forces that encircled it. The city's water and food supply were cut off and extreme famine soon set in. Desperation during the siege of Leningrad brought many residents to do the unthinkable. By some accounts, as many as 2,000 cases of cannibalism were recorded. Those caught in this act, however, were sentenced to immediate death.[]

So, why does Putin act just like Hitler? Why the whole cities are destroyed, the children in hospitals and schools are killed. Putin deserves the end like the Nazis had. After Russia started its invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, over 3.7 million refugees left their homes in Ukraine and headed toward other countries as of March 24, 2022. Most of them fled to Poland.

Here is the mosaic in the metro station Avtovo in St Petersburg. The theme of the station is the defence of Leningrad during the Siege of the Second World War. At the end of the platform, there is a large mosaic mural depicting a woman holding a child
. . It is written - Miru mir. In Russian, mir means the world and also the peace - so the meaning is peace for the world. In the lower part - the cause is just we won.
Now the cuase is unjust - Russians cannot win.

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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13514 W: 141 N: 35072] (158204)
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