Replicating the Second World War

World War II re-enactors dressed as Red Army soldiers take part a staged battle to mark the 68th anniversary of the final raise of the Nazi blockade of the city Leningrad, now St. Petersburg, outside the city, on January 28, 2012. The German and Finnish siege and blockade of Leningrad was broken on January 18, 1943 but finally lifted a year after, on January 27, 1944. The city's name was changed back from Leningrad to St. Petersburg after the 1991 Soviet collapse.

( OLGA MALTSEVA/AFP/ Getty Images / January 28, 2012 )

World War II re-enactors dressed as Red Army soldiers take part a staged battle to mark the 68th anniversary of the final raise of the Nazi blockade of the city Leningrad, now St. Petersburg, outside the city, on January 28, 2012. The German and Finnish siege and blockade of Leningrad was broken on January 18, 1943 but finally lifted a year after, on January 27, 1944. The city's name was changed back from Leningrad to St. Petersburg after the 1991 Soviet collapse.

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