Russia 1990: Page 2These 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
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.
A head stone.
Another headstone. After more than 40 years people still leave flowers.
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...
More mounds -- they seemed to go on for miles.
The eternal flame so that we never forget.
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