Historian: Nazis planned the siege of Leningrad before the war

researcher of the Russian history of RAS, the Director of Fund “Historical memory” Alexander Dyukov said that the siege of Leningrad was planned by the Nazis even before the war with the Soviet Union in may 1941. It was a planned crime against humanity, an example of genocide by the Nazis against the Soviet peoples.

the Main purpose of the blockade was not enforced Leningrad to surrender, and the deliberate destruction of its inhabitants by famine, RIA Novosti reported with reference to the opinion of the historian.

the Dukes indicates the number of documents on the economic planning of the war by the Nazis. They include, in particular, plans for the destruction of hunger in Moscow and Leningrad. These plans were formulated in the orders published and well-known Russian and foreign scientists.

In 2020 the world celebrates the 75th anniversary of the victory over fascism.