Russia welcomes German aid blockade

the Kremlin said the decision of the German authorities to allocate 12 million euros to help the blockade. Such a step is welcome, said RIA Novosti press-Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, calling not to forget about support of veterans by the Russian government.

it is Expected that the above mentioned amount will be spent on upgrading the hospital and the creation of a German-Russian center of meetings.

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced payments to veterans in honor of the 75th anniversary of the Victory and presented them with awards.

the Siege of Leningrad lasted 872 days and was lifted on 27 January 1944. Killed from 400 thousand to half a million people, most of whom were victims of the famine.