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The Siege of Leningrad (1941-1944)

About this LibGuide

This LibGuide comprises some new resources (books, films, initiatives appearing after 2000) that address the Siege of Leningrad (September 8, 1941 – January 27, 1944). Many are based on newly available materials that facilitate reinterpretations of the tragic events of the Leningrad blockade.

Internet resources

Arzamas course on the siege of Leningrad

(Audio lectures and documentary materials, all in Russian)







Оборона и блокада Ленинграда (Defense and Siege of Leningrad): 

The website collects and organizes information about the Siege of Leningrad. The author of the project is Milena Tretiakova. Participants in the project include Saint Petersburg museums and libraries. The website consists of the following major sections (each includes several subsections):

  • The Siege Encyclopedia
  • Memorial places
  • Learn more about the Siege

The website also includes Calendar of Events and News.



 Оборона и блокада Ленинграда (Defense and Siege of Leningrad): digital collection at the Presidential Library in Saint Petersburg. The collection consists of the following parts:

  • Sources
  • Research. Fiction. Video materials
  • Memory


Петербуржцы несут в Президентскую библиотеку блокадные дневники и письма (City residents donate documents from their personal archives to the Presidential Library).


900 дней Ленинграда / 900 days of Leningrad interactive project 


A descriptive list of Internet resources about the siege of Leningrad (pdf) compiled by Saint-Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts.