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Exhibition dedicated to the 75th anniversary of Leningrad siege lifting opened in Hamburg

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Exhibition dedicated to the 75th anniversary of Leningrad siege lifting opened in Hamburg


21.08.2019

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A photo exhibition dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the complete liberation of Leningrad from the fascist siege opened in Hamburg in the premises of the German volunteer organization Citizens Helping Citizens (Bürger helfen Bürgern) with the assistance of the Russian Consulate General in Hamburg, the Russkoe Pole website reports.

The Consul General of Russia in Hamburg Andrey Sharashkin, who participated in the opening ceremony, talked about the heroism of the siege survivors and defenders of Leningrad during the Great Patriotic War. He also called the siege of Leningrad a landmark event in the history of Russia. The Russian diplomat reminded that everyone had to remember the lessons of World War II and show complete intolerance to the manifestations of nationalism. 

War veterans and siege survivors attended the opening of the photo exhibition. It was also accompanied by performances of Russian musicians. The famous Soviet and Russian bard Alexander Gorodnitsky sang the famous Atlanta song and read poems about the Leningrad siege. The pianist from Russia Katerina Kaush played Listen, Leningrad and the opera singer from France Adam Barrot performed Ave Maria by Franz Schubert. 

The photo exhibition became an important event in the cultural life of Hamburg. Local authorities assisted in organizing it. According to the head of the Coordination Council of Russian compatriots in Hamburg Boris Zilberberg, a number of Hamburg deputies published information about the exhibition on their Internet resources.

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