pinner writes: Wartime shortages prompted city dwellers across the globe to grow their own produce. In Leningrad the square in front of St. Isaac's Cathedral sprouted a bumper crop of cabbage, a Russian staple prized for its vitamin C.
World War II, in Russia – the Great Patriotic War June 1941 – 9 May Russian soldiers, one armed with a DP machine gun, in the trenches on the Leningrad Front before an offence. 1 September Photo by Vsevolod Tarasevich.
[Photo] Soviet Sergeant Fyodor Konoplyov and his crew firing a DShK anti-aircraft gun, Leningrad, Russia, 9 Oct 1942
Soviet Sergeant Fyodor Konoplyov and his crew firing a DShK anti-aircraft gun in Leningrad, photographed by Anatoliy Garanin (October colorized). The spire of the Admiralty is visible on the other bank of the River Neva. Pin by Paolo Marzioli