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Victims of the siege of Leningrad memorial to open in Jerusalem

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Victims of the siege of Leningrad memorial to open in Jerusalem



Victims of the siege of Leningrad memorial opening is planned to take place in Jerusalem in May. Euro-Asian Jewish Congress allocated funds the installation of the monument, which is to be installed nearby the Israeli Presidential Residence, TASS reports.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu invited Russian President to attend the monument's opening. Vladimir Putin accepted the invitation. 

The Siege of Leningrad started on 8 September 1941 and finished on January, 27 1944 (872 days). 1 million Russian militarians and 800 thousand cxivilians passed away during the blockade. After the  the siege of Leningrad hunger was prohibited as a tool in the war by International law. 

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