on the Day of memory and grief at the Piskarevskoe memorial cemetery held a memorial ceremony. This year because of the pandemic on the coronavirus was not crowded. Wreaths and flowers from the residents of St. Petersburg and veterans along the main Avenue carried the soldiers of the guard of honor.
the Participants of the ceremony laid flowers to the monument “Motherland”. The Governor of St. Petersburg, the presidential envoy in the northwestern Federal district, the speaker of the legislative Assembly and the Chairman of the Council of public organization of veterans of the war of the Northern capital with a minute of silence in memory of the fallen.
Note that in the 2020 year marks 79 years since the beginning of the great Patriotic war. More than 600 thousand citizens of Leningrad died during the siege. As informs GTRK “Saint Petersburg” broadcasting on the TV channel “Russia 1” on the Piskarevsky cemetery is buried 420 thousand perished in the siege of Petersburg and 70 thousand soldiers defending the city.
Text: GTRK “Saint-Petersburg”