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Leningrad Siege Reflections

Blockade victims share stories of starvation, death, and survival

Lidia Sudina's life was changed forever when her carefree summer was interrupted by the horrors of World War Two. Her diary bears witness to the bombs, the starvation, and the other horrors that she lived through during the siege of Leningrad. Dmitry Buchkin has his own personal account of the events, but his is recorded in sketches. Hear their firsthand accounts of the terror, trauma and ultimate triumph that characterized the siege of Russia's heroic northern capital.