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Video: Jerusalem hosts dedication of monument to Leningrad casualties

שידור חי: נשיא רוסיה פוטין וראש הממשלה נתניהו בטקס חנוכת אנדרטת “נר הזיכרון” לזכר גבורת הלוחמים והתושבים שנפלו במצור על לנינגרד במלחמת העולם השנייה, בגן סאקר בירושלים.

Russian President Putin and Prime Minister Netanyahu dedicate the monument in memory of the heroism of the soldiers and residents of Leningrad during the siege in World War II, at Sachar Park in Jerusalem.

Прямая трансляция: Президент России Владимир Путин и премьер-министр Биньямин Нетаниягу на церемонии открытия в парке Сакера в Иерусалиме обелиска “Свеча памяти”, посвящённого героизму защитников и жителей блокадного Ленинграда, павших в годы Второй мировой войны.

It is estimated that between 600,000 and 1.5 million people died in the course of the 900-day-long siege of Leningrad, tens of thousands of Jews among them.

Jerusalem hosted a special cornerstone laying ceremony on Tuesday November 12, for the Memorial Candle Monument dedicated to the heroic defenders and residents of besieged Leningrad.

The monument was erected with the support of the authorities of St. Petersburg and Jerusalem. The opening of the steel stele bearing the symbols of Israel and St. Petersburg will take place in January of 2020, as part of the celebration of Leningrad Liberation Day and Holocaust Remembrance Day which both fall on January 27.