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Title: Online museum - Leningrad during World War II
Post by: Mariria on May 05, 2010, 07:39:16 AM
Online museum  about the life and heroism of Leningrad during World War II began to work.

 Today, starts an information portal about the life and deeds of Leningrad during World War II www.Leningradpobeda.ru, established in St. Petersburg to the 65 th anniversary of the Victory.

Online museum will bring together a vast array of documents and materials relating to the defense of Leningrad and living in the besieged city. He would grow by replenishment digitized archival documents, as well as materials that will be sent townspeople. Portal was developed with the support of city government, public veteran and youth organizations with funds allocated under the city program assistance to veterans Duty. As the chairman of committee on press and media relations Yuri Zinchuk, "This is the first Russian media resource is not just about war, but on events and facts of military history that are relevant to a particular region."

The portal will be placed a unique archive of photographs, which were previously not shown to the public, as well as poems, posters and a "living archive" of photos, stories and memories of war veterans, residents of besieged Leningrad, the young prisoners of concentration camps. Site Visitors to be available Greetings in 3D - it focuses primarily on the veterans living in other regions and abroad. For accommodation in online museum of Leningrad wins first digitized the entire archive of the St. Petersburg houses the radio and on the new site will be to listen to broadcasts from the blockade of streets, writing poems of Olga Bergholz and the announcement of an air alert. As part of the portal is running the project "Help build a virtual museum of the Leningrad blockade. Parties to establish the National Museum can be anyone who sends a photo of a thing from the family archive relating to the Great Patriotic War and the blockade, and a brief history of this artifact.

Official presentation of the information portal will be held today at the Smolny, with the participation of representatives of city government and veterans' organizations.