The history of the lifting of the Siege of Leningrad is a history of the pain and pride of a city. The heroism people demonstrated in fighting for the city is one of the most tragic pages in the Second World War. Decades later their descendants preserve memories of these brave defenders – all those who managed to defend the great city and save lives on the shores of the Neva River. On January 18, 2018, to mark the 75th anniversary of the lifting of the Siege, on the site of a legendary battle, in the village of Marino, a new museum was opened. It’s exhibition is unique. Here, a large-scale episode in the fight for Leningrad which took place on January 13, 1943, has been recreated, as have the stories of a group of humble Soviet soldiers who were fated to live and die during this period.
Alexander Krylov is known as the keeper of a one-of-a-kind technology used to process amber. His unique pieces are featured in private museum collections in both Kaliningrad and St. Petersburg. Krylov is also one of the experts who helped to bring the so-called eighth world wonder — the famous Amber Room located in the Catherine Palace (one time residence to the monarchs in Tsarskoye Selo) — back to life.
Fishing is a good activity all year round, but it can be really addictive in autumn when the heavy feeding season begins for these river creatures; when the fish start to feel that it’s getting colder, they eat more than usual and greedily go after any bait. If a fisherman is lucky enough to find one of these hot spots, the plentiful catches made there will remain a fond memory for many years to come. RTG TV host Stanislav Salnikov visited Volgograd Oblast and, despite the poor weather, managed to catch a winner pike perch.