The day the Leningrad Blockade started – level 3
The blockade of Leningrad began on September 8, 1941, when the Germans closed the last road to the city. Life in the closed city was horrible. Many people were extremely hungry. In winter, the temperatures went down to minus 30 degrees. More than one million people died mostly because of starvation.
The Russians managed to bring at least some supplies to the city over a nearby lake. They supplied the city by ships in summer and by cars in winter when thick ice formed over the lake. The supply teams were under frequent attacks from the Germans.
The blockade lasted 872 days, and it was one of the longest and most destructive blockades in history.
What factors enabled the Russians to finally end the siege of Leningrad in 1944?
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