Moscow, January 17 – In January, St. Petersburg SKA will hold matches of the Continental Hockey League (KHL) in uniforms with a patch in honor of the 80th anniversary of the breakthrough of the blockade of Leningrad, according to the team’s official Telegram channel.
SKA will play in the form with the inscription “Leningrad”, the patch will be located on the chest on the left side. The first match that the team will play in the modification will be the match against CSKA on Tuesday in Moscow.
The correction is marked by the number 80 and a dashed line. The inscription “Breakthrough the Blockade” is located on an olive-green ribbon that repeats the colors of the block medal “For the Defense of Leningrad”, the main award of the blockade.
The blockade of Leningrad, which began on September 8, 1941, lasted nearly 900 days. The only way – the “Road of Life” – by which food was delivered to the city, was laid on the ice of Lake Ladoga. The blockade was broken on January 18, 1943, but before it could be fully lifted – on January 27, 1944 – Leningraders had to wait another year. During the years of the blockade, according to various sources, from 400 thousand to 1.5 million people died. 632,000 people appeared at the Nuremberg Trials. Only 3% of them died from shelling and shelling, and the rest died of starvation.
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