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Unrecognized blockade

In the second half of the decade Zero Leningrad blockade will remain a mystery in world history. The blockade of Leningrad is nerazgadannyh secrets. Surrounded monstrous lie closure secrecy. Here is a complex causal relationship. On the one hand, the massive amounts of lies legitimate breed ignorance. On the other hand, cover mystery, for decades hovering over phenomenon blockade generates ignorant rumors and false sensation.

If you try to sensibly assess the new information matrix, it's the picture that not everyone will be able to post people. Understand that the blockade of Leningrad claimed some 900,000 lives. Indeed, it is appropriate to talk about the maximum figure of 300,000 people. And so with that timing is important. The number of deaths in the period up to October 1941, it was almost close to the "norm". The largest number of deaths occurred in the winter during 1941-42 biennium. and the 1942-43 biennium.

No doubt that such an approach would sound negative reactions from the various segments of the population. But the figures do not argue. Refer to my conversation with the head of the September publication of the documents and the Central State Archive in St. Petersburg, a member of the archival St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region Nadezhda Cherepenina. Referring to one particular fact of life besieged Leningrad, Nadezhda Cherepenina reported that, according to witnesses, locally, there was more than two thousand dead. "But in this case the documents confirmed (with numerous and tedious cross!) The death of only 28 people. For all 2 million allegedly observed corpses or 28 people whose bodies have relatives (for the money) to bury in the ground or dropped into the river? Two thousand? Twenty-eight! Big difference. But some arrangement worked well for a legend about "900,000 lives", snatched enemy.

Without wishing to enter into a dispute with the former inhabitant, excessively charged ion feature. I will not live up to those inclined to objective approach to history to see desecration "great Soviet myth." But to mark another controversial, because of the novelty aspect of the issue-the Leningrad blockade.

Before withdrawing enemy rings from exhaustion, starvation and disease died not more than 300,000 people. Most likely, and from 250 to 280 thousand. But the time has come to say that people died in Leningrad after the blockade. And after the war! They were massive deaths of hygiene, chronic disease and established life. Since the spring of 1944 and autumn 1945, died from infections of at least 80,000 people. In the interim period 1945-49 biennium. deaths from infections and other diseases attacked about 60,000 people. According to the most produced estimated that the number posleblokadnyh (unnatural) death is almost half of the victims of the blockade! Of course, the facts, to say the least, no one will "to Hooray." But the time has come to thoroughly understand the inability of the authorities to clean sanitation in the city, the city of excess supply of chemicals and establish communal infrastructure.

Years later, after the siege in the city were drinking water shortages, it was not enough laundry regularly otklyuchalos electricity, etc. In this context, I am prepared to debate with their opponents having at least any statistics on deaths from post-war Leningrad tuberculosis infections and heart disease. A separate issue is skin diseases. Or inexplicably high levels of post-trauma to the largest enterprises town. Account has been cut off to thousands of hands and feet. Dozens injured died without receiving the most appropriate care.

900,000 victims of the closure of 900 days environment? Random coincidence in numbers? Or the number of victims continues administratively "removed" from the date? In my version, targeting a total silence mass deaths triggered posleblokadnom Leningrad power politicized legend of sacrifice victims in the "900,000 lives." In a sense, that was the monstrous fee incompetent government at all levels. Misleading arithmetic wrong deaths power converted arrows on the losing side. The loss of 250-300 thousand people is not less tragic than 900,000 deaths. And if the numbers casually and nedokazuemo overstated? It turns out that the figure of "900,000 lives, we Manuel woman bladder, bloated from outdated sum. And is it matematicheski- statistical correction of erroneous figures will not celebrated the collapse of interpretations until the collapse of the legend of "heroism blokadnikov"?

Soviet military history has been so politicized zamusorena images that domestic historiography still no space for discussions on the "Finnish corridor" in any format. The farther we care from the USSR, the more potential there is for the recognition of a simple truth: Finland could open a corridor for non-military people. In the corridor of Karelian isthmus competition from the city to be evacuated more than 540,000 people. To date, I do not know of any research that would not agree with such a straightforward predictive history. But we are still far from a clear recognition of the truth. For reasons not related to the communist ideology, left in 1991. Topic fault Finland silenced the false shame, saying today Finns us good neighbors, etc.

I think we have very first aloud and mark deadlock. Otherwise, with a "pan-European historiography" Russia forcibly and, alas, not without reason to deny the right to participate in the project. This must happen after the latest tools proved impossible described. Not yet time to talk about this, but foreign researchers are ready to previously unprecedented ways. For example, when we build pafosnye verbal construction, we present images from space satellites, which will be marked with (and judgements) grave sites is not more than 300,000 human bodies. Do you not believe, want smeytes but foreign special services had spent millions of dollars in contact with ekstrasensami and parapsihologami the budget line for victims besieged Leningrad. " Having social order special services, professionally trained kontaktery set for a "light that" only 240,000 suffering from "closure dos." And we have that deficit ekstrasensov?

Closure threefold decrease in the number of casualties in the slightest degree does not diminish the feat of surviving Leningrad. And all the fault of the greatest tragedies the world. And here, along with the public are set new priorities ...

Anatoly Yurkin, the independent publicist

In St. Petersburg, 50 researchers from seven countries are discussing the blockade of Leningrad

In St. Petersburg, 50 researchers from seven countries are discussing the blockade of Leningrad. Before scientists made Daniil Granin, which is concerned about the military aspects of the blockade of Leningrad. PRESIDENTIAL site was at the opening of the conference, known and unknown blockade of Leningrad, which was held today at the Hotel Ambassador "(St. Petersburg).

The Conference began with the words chairman of the Fund's name Likhachev and writer Daniel Granini. He promised that the discussion of the issues will take place in a scientific manner. According to Daniel, Granini, in recent years, of particular interest are the military aspects of the blockade of Leningrad.

In welcoming address, obraschenom parties to the event, Professor of St. Petersburg State University, Doctor historian Nikita Lomagin supported the position of Daniel Granini. Nikita Lomagin stressed that foreign researchers invited to the debates on the "why Germans do not have a city despite the superiority in force?" and why did a blockade of Leningrad. " However, Nikita Lomagin recognized the fact that "we never learn, do not receive the information, will not be able to answer the question of why the German military command lost several days of the decision" a regrouping of forces under Leningrad. In any event, followed by Daniel Graninym, Nikita Lomagin called to discuss all issues with scientific positions. Remember that identify the current state of historiography battle for Leningrad and create a common scientific space in St. Petersburg arrived historians, archivists and the story of Russia, the USA, Britain, Finland, Germany, Denmark and Belarus.

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In the course of the press conference titled New Challenges Faced by Tourism, which was held today at the Baltic Information Agency (BIA), the vice-president of the Russian Tourist Industry Union Sergey Korneyev answered some questions posed by our correspondent. Sergey Korneyev disclosed the figures that characterize the growth of the economic parameters linked to inbound tourism in St.-Petersburg. This year, the number of tourists coming to the city from the South-East Asia has grown significantly.

This growth was largely due to the increased number of visitors from China. Business tourism has been expanding with exceeding rapidity. One an object of pride for representatives of the tourist industry is the high percentage of St.-Petersburg hotels that are present on the Internet. Sergey Korneyev assured us that St.-Petersburg stands ahead of Moscow in this respect. About 170 hotels in St.-Petersburg offer their potential customers an opportunity to make reservations online (the respective number for Moscow is 120 hotels).

The Russian Tourist Industry Union is satisfied with the development of cruise tourism in the region. Thanks to our initiatives concerning the adoption of a visa-free regime for tourists arriving in St.-Petersburg by sea, we have procured significant benefits in the future. As ferries keep coming to the city, we could well expect an increase of up to one million incoming tourists per year. The current situation in the world implies the transition of cruise- and ferry tourism from the Mediterranean coast to the Baltic region. Many tourists believe the Mediterranean Sea is not quite a safe place to travel. Something always happens there. This bothers tourists. The Baltic Sea is safer, was Sergey Korneyevs opinion.

In this context, a question of How to attract tourists to St.-Petersburg? now calls for an answer with increasing urgency. Sergey Korneyev believes, just the white nights factor and the palace ensembles of the city are not sufficiently attractive by themselves.

The image of St.-Petersburg being the cultural centre of Russia bears much weight in the tourist industry. However, a problem emerged during the recent high season. The exact words of Sergey Korneyev were, the cultural institutions of the city are fairly conservative, indeed. The overall situation is aggravated by the fact that the classic concept of tourism is becoming obsolete. I mean the one that implies tourist groups moving around the city listening to their guide. Using the opportunity, Sergey Korneyev addressed his audience with an appeal to develop new things. According to him, one cannot just spend the whole day with the kids at the Hermitage. Therefore, issues such as development of open-air museums, cultural centres of the latest fashion as well as greater interrelationship between cultural authorities, entertainment operators and Internet users are becoming more and more relevant as grounds to conquer in the future.

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