Russia 1990  
   

Russia 1990: Page 2

These photographs were taken during my first trip to what was the USSR, August 1990. 

Note:  These scans are more than ten years old and will eventually be replaced.

-- Eric Trachtenberg 
 

Leningrad, Piskarovskoe Memorial Cemetery 
 
 

Piskarovskoe Memorial Cemetery, Leningrad

During the Great Patriotic War (Second World War) more than 20 million Russians died. One million died in the 900 day seige of Leningrad -- and 500,000 are now buried in the Piskarovskoe Memorial Cemetery in huge mounds just marked by the year they died.

 
 
 
 

Piskarovskoe Memorial Cemetery, Leningrad

A head stone.

 
 
 

Piskarovskoe Memorial Cemetery, Leningrad

Another headstone. After more than 40 years people still leave flowers.

 
 
 

Piskarovskoe Memorial Cemetery, Leningrad

The sign says "Here lies Leningraders. Here lie men, women and children next to soldiers of the Red Army. They were all sacrificed for you Leningrad...

 
 
 

Piskarovskoe Memorial Cemetery, Leningrad

More mounds -- they seemed to go on for miles.

 
 
 

Piskarovskoe Memorial Cemetery, Leningrad

The eternal flame so that we never forget.

 
 
 

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