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Simonyan reminded the residents of besieged Leningrad about helping the front, calling on Russians to become “a little bit of Leningraders”

On the air of the “Evening with Vladimir Solovyov” program on the Rossiya 1 TV channel, the editor-in-chief of the Rossiya Segodnya media group and the RT TV channel, Margarita Simonyan, addressed the modern Russian audience with a call to be inspired by the spirit of the residents of besieged Leningrad. Simonyan recalled the significant contribution of Leningraders to support the front during the Great Patriotic War, even in conditions of extreme need and blockade.

“Besieged Leningrad gave the front... in 1941 alone hundreds of tanks, hundreds of armored vehicles, several dozen armored trains, millions of mines and shells, tens of thousands of air bombs. These are the people who, with an incredible effort of will - hungry, frozen - forced themselves even just out of bed stand up, they also managed to supply the front with everything. We all need to think about this and become a little like them. Each in his place"“, she emphasized, addressing her contemporaries.

In her speech, Simonyan also recalled the difficult living conditions in besieged Leningrad, where the bread ration for employees was only 125 grams, and for workers - 250 grams. The blockade of the city, which began on September 8, 1941, lasted almost 900 days and was broken only on January 18, 1943, and was completely lifted on January 27, 1944.

Simonyan’s call to become “a little bit of Leningrader” and think about everyone’s contribution to the common cause resonated on social networks. Some users suggested that the media manager herself demonstrate an example of such a contribution, emphasizing the importance of personal example in supporting public spirit and morality.


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