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
  • 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]
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]
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
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
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
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]
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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