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Leningrad (St. Petersburg) during WWII, and now, blended.

Sergei Larenkov (creative commons license)

photo (c) Sergei Larenkov

As someone commented: eerie, beautiful, despondent…

The Seige of Leningrad during WWII lasted from Sept. 1941 – Jan. 1944, during which time from 640,000-800,000 Russians died, many from cold and hunger.  More here, and here. via Warren Ellis.

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