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===Siege of Leningrad===
{{See also|Siege of Leningrad}}
The Siege of Leningrad began in September 1941 when the armies of [[GermanNazy Germany]] and [[FinnishFinland]] armies surrounded the [[Russia]]n city of Leningrad (now [[St. Petersburg]]). During the winter of 1941-42 people in Leningrad began to die in large numbers because the Germans and Finns would not allow food into the city. Many civilians were also killed by German bombing.
The [[Red Army]] finally broke the siege in January 1944. During the siege 1.2 million people died of starvation because of Finland and Germany.<ref>{{Cite book|url=|title=The Legacy of the Siege of Leningrad, 1941–1995: Myth, Memories, and Monuments|last=Kirschenbaum|first=Lisa A.|publisher=Cambridge University Press|year=2006|isbn=9781139460651|pages=44|quote=The blockade began two days later when German and Finnish troops severed all land routes in and out of Leningrad.|url-status=live|archive-url=|archive-date=}}</ref><ref></ref>
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