Siege o Leningrad

The Siege o Leningrad, an aa kent as the Leningrad Blockade (Roushie: блокада Ленинграда, transliteration: blokada Leningrada) wis a prolanged militar operation unnertaken bi the German Airmy Group North against Leningrad—historically an currently kent as Saunt Petersburg—in the Eastren Front theatre o Warld War II. The siege stairtit on 8 September 1941, when the last road tae the ceety wis severed. Altho the Soviets managed tae open a nairae land corridor tae the ceety on 18 Januar 1943, the siege wis finally liftit on 27 Januar 1944, 872 days efter it began. It wis ane o the langest an maist destructive sieges in history an owerwhalmingly the maist costly in terms o casualties.[7]

Siege o Leningrad
Pairt o the Eastren Front o Warld War II
RIAN archive 324 In besieged Leningrad.jpg
Leningraders on Nevsky Prospekt during the siege, 1942
Date8 September 1941 – 27 Januar 1944
(2 years, 4 months, 2 weeks and 5 days)
LocationLeningrad, Roushie SFSR, Soviet Union
59°55′49″N 30°19′09″E / 59.930248°N 30.319061°E / 59.930248; 30.319061Coordinates: 59°55′49″N 30°19′09″E / 59.930248°N 30.319061°E / 59.930248; 30.319061
Result Soviet victory
 Soviet Union
Commanders an leaders
Nazi Germany W. Ritter von Leeb
Nazi Germany Georg von Küchler
Finland C.G.E. Mannerheim[4]
Soviet Union Markian Popov
Soviet Union Kliment Voroshilov
Soviet Union Georgy Zhukov
Soviet Union Ivan F. Fedyuninski
Soviet Union Mihail Khozin
Soviet Union Leonid Govorov
Casualties an losses
Siege: Unkent
Soviet Offensives: 140,739+ tae aw causes
Tot casualties: ~130,000 killed
480,000 woondit
220,000 missin or captured[5]

Reid Airmy:[6]
1,017,881 killed, captured or missin
2,418,185 woondit an sick

642,000 during the siege, 400,000 at evacuations


  1. Brinkley 2004, p. 210
  2. Wykes 1972, pp. 9–21
  3. Baryshnikov 2003; Juutilainen 2005, p. 670; Ekman, P-O: Tysk-italiensk gästspel på Ladoga 1942, Tidskrift i Sjöväsendet 1973 Jan.–Feb., pp. 5–46.
  4. Carell 1966, pp. 205–210
  6. 6.0 6.1 Glantz 2001, pp. 179
  7. The Siege of Leningrad, 1941 – 1944