22 Nov 1929

Russia
  • Battleship Parizhskava Kommuna and light cruiser Profintern (later renamed Krasny Krim) departed Leningrad, Russia for the long journey to the Black Sea. ww2dbase [Parizhskava Kommuna | Leningrad | AC]
6 Nov 1933

Russia
  • The keel of submarine ShCh-307 was laid down by Baltiyskiy Zavod at Leningrad, Russia. ww2dbase [ShCh-307 | Leningrad | CPC]
1 Aug 1934

Russia
  • ShCh-307 was launched by Baltiyskiy Zavod at Leningrad, Russia. ww2dbase [ShCh-307 | Leningrad | CPC]
31 Dec 1934

Russia
  • The keel of ShCh-320 was laid down at A. Marti shipyard (Yard 194) at Leningrad, Russia. ww2dbase [ShCh-320 | Leningrad | CPC]
12 Feb 1935

Russia
26 Jun 1941

Russia
13 Sep 1941

Russia
  • General Georgy Zhukov arrived in Leningrad, Russia to replace Marshal Kliment Voroshilov as the commanding officer of the city's garrison. ww2dbase [Siege of Leningrad | Georgy Zhukov | Leningrad | CPC]
21 Sep 1941

Russia
  • Near Leningrad, Russia, Soviet dreadnought Oktyabrskaya Revolyutsiya was badly damaged by three bombs which knock out two of her turrets. She would be under repairs until Nov 1942, when she resumed fire support missions in defence of Leningrad. ww2dbase [Siege of Leningrad | Leningrad | AC]
23 Sep 1941

Russia
  • Soviet battleship Marat, already sunk in shallow water two days prior, was hit by two bombs from German Stuka dive bombers at Kronstadt near Leningrad, Russia, igniting the forward magazine. ww2dbase [Siege of Leningrad | Kronstadt, Leningrad | CPC]
  • German dive bombers attacked naval facilities at Leningrad, Russia, sinking submarines P-2 and M-74 and damaging cruisers Maksim Gorki and Kirov. ww2dbase [Siege of Leningrad | Leningrad | CPC]
  • The Leningrad-class destroyer leader Minsk was sunk by Stuka aircraft of Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 in Kronstadt Harbour near Leningrad, Russia. She was later salvaged and recommissioned in Jun 1943. ww2dbase [Siege of Leningrad | Kronstadt, Leningrad | AC]
9 Oct 1941

Photo(s) dated 9 Oct 1941
First aid post near the Narva Triumphal Arch in Leningrad, Russia, 9 Oct 1941Civilians browsing Soviet propaganda, Kazan Cathedral, Leningrad, Russia, 9 Oct 1941, photo 1 of 2Civilians browsing Soviet propaganda, Kazan Cathedral, Leningrad, Russia, 9 Oct 1941, photo 2 of 2
23 Dec 1941

Russia
  • Trucks brought in 786 tons of food into Leningrad, Russia across the frozen Lake Ladoga; for the second day in a row, enough food was brought in to feed the population. ww2dbase [Siege of Leningrad | Leningrad | CPC]
7 Jan 1942

Russia
9 Jan 1942

Russia
18 Jan 1942

Russia
8 Feb 1942

Russia
10 Feb 1942

Russia
21 Mar 1942

Russia
1 Apr 1942

Photo(s) dated 1 Apr 1942
Militia/workers of the Kirov Factory and Soviet naval infantrymen on a bridge near the factory, Leningrad, Russia, 1 Apr 1942
4 Apr 1942

Russia
  • 62 Luftwaffe Stuka dive bombers and 70 other bombers escorted by 59 Bf 109 fighters attacked Soviet fleet at Kronstadt near Leningrad, Russia in the afternoon, damaging battleships October Revolution and Petropavlovsk, cruisers Maxim Gorky and Kirov, and destroyers Silny and Grozyashchi. After dark, He 111 bombers, some of which had participated in the Kronstadt attack in the afternoon, bombed Leningrad. ww2dbase [Siege of Leningrad | Kronstadt, Leningrad | CPC]
20 Apr 1942

Russia
1 May 1942

Photo(s) dated 1 May 1942
Soviet KV-1 tanks on parade at the Palace Square in Leningrad, Russia, 1 May 1942
27 May 1942

Russia
  • German Luftwaffe commenced Operation Froschlaich which mined waters in the vicinity of Kronstadt and Leningrad, Russia; the operation would last nearly three weeks. ww2dbase [Leningrad | CPC]
25 Jun 1942

Russia
  • Soviet 2nd Shock Army, trapped on the Volkhov River near Leningrad, Russia since 30 May 1942, was defeated; General Vlasov ordered the 180,000 survivors to break up into small groups to attempt to escape back to Soviet lines to the east; only 120,000 men would succeed. ww2dbase [Siege of Leningrad | Leningrad | CPC]
2 Jul 1942

Russia
  • Submarine S-7 departed Moshchny Island near Leningrad, Russia. ww2dbase [S-7 | Leningrad | CPC]
11 Aug 1942

Russia
  • Submarine S-7 arrived at Moshchny Island near Leningrad, Russia. ww2dbase [S-7 | Leningrad | CPC]
18 Oct 1942

Russia
  • Submarine S-7 departed Moshchny Island near Leningrad, Russia. ww2dbase [S-7 | Leningrad | CPC]
1 Nov 1942

Photo(s) dated 1 Nov 1942
A volunteer unit made up of Kirov Factory workers marching in Leningrad, Russia, 1 Nov 1942
1 Dec 1942

Photo(s) dated 1 Dec 1942
Soviet 85 mm M1939 (52-K) anti-aircraft gun and crew, Leningrad, Russia, 1 Dec 1942; note the Old Saint Petersburg Stock Exchange building in background
28 Dec 1942

Russia
18 Jan 1943

Russia
  • Operation Spark, which commenced 6 days earlier, successfully opened a corridor into Leningrad, Russia on this day. The Soviet government announced the end of the siege, although that state would still continue until 27 Jan 1943. ww2dbase [Siege of Leningrad | Leningrad | CPC]
1 Feb 1943

Russia
2 Jan 1944

Photo(s) dated 2 Jan 1944
Soviet troops fighting in Pushkin district of Leningrad, Russia, 2 Jan 1944

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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