Learn about the siege of Leningrad, the saddest part of the city’s history and the most destructive siege in the history of human warfare. Learn how the city's residents lived during those 900 harrowing days. More than 1 million citizens lost their lives to starvation, cold, shelling and air raids. During this tour you will visit the most important monuments devoted to the unprecedented heroic defense of Leningrad, Memorial Monument on Victory Square and the Museum of the Defense and Siege of Leningrad. Discover the stories behind the landmarks of Nevsky prospect, an area fully dedicated to these dramatic times. Learn about the resilience of locals faced with food rations, and the Leningrad symphony ? 7 that the composer Dmitri Shostakovich wrote living in the besieged city. Our tour brings the images of that terrible and heroic time alive.