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In St. Petersburg, paid tribute to blockade

June 22 2009

At Piskarevsky Memorial Cemetery in St. Petersburg was mourning ceremony in honor of the memory and grief. Here, gathered the inhabitants of besieged Leningrad, the military, representatives of public organizations and authorities.

By the sound of a metronome blockade wreaths at the monument to Motherland put St. Petersburg Governor Valentina Matvienko and Leningrad Region, Valery Serdyukov, the presidential envoy, Ilya Klebanov. Commemoration ceremony also took place at St. Seraphim, Smolensk, Nevsky military cemeteries and other burial places of warriors, advocates and residents of besieged Leningrad. From the memorial "Cranes" started motocross, which will be held across Russia to Kazakhstan and bring back a capsule with a handful of land in Leningrad, in which were buried and the inhabitants of this republic.

Several hundred of St. Petersburg took part in the Divine Liturgy in the open air, which has committed to a "second Piskarevka" - so called place of the former brick factory in the Moscow Victory Park, turned into years of war in besieged crematorium.

Worship at the place to be building a temple to all the saints in the land of Russia beamed, headed by Bishop Peterhof Markell. He recalled that on 22 June 1941 coincided with the celebration of all Russian saints, and it was a sign from above that all the heavenly patron of the Fatherland predstatelstvuyut for him and help his earthly advocates won a great victory.

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