The Russian government has approved an action plan for preparing and holding the celebration of the 80th anniversary of the liberation of Leningrad from the fascist blockade. According to the order, more than 130 events will be held as part of the celebration in 2024, according to the government website.
The main ceremonial and memorable events are planned in St. Petersburg from January 18 to 27. There, wreath-laying ceremonies will be organized at memorial complexes and burial places of defenders and residents of besieged Leningrad, thematic exhibitions and expositions will open, and concerts and theatrical performances dedicated to the memorable date will be held.
Among the educational projects are the All-Russian open lesson and the All-Russian essay competition, dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the liberation of Leningrad.
Those awarded the medal “For the Defense of Leningrad” or the badge “Resident of Siege Leningrad” in December 2023 – January 2024 will be provided with one-time payments from the federal budget. Disabled people and veterans of the Great Patriotic War who were awarded the medal “For the Defense of Leningrad” or the badge “Resident of Siege Leningrad” will be awarded honorary badges “In honor of the 80th anniversary of the complete liberation of Leningrad from the Nazi siege.” In addition, they will be provided with social assistance, including within the framework of the long-term care system, as well as assistance in improving home and home areas and, if necessary, home repairs.
Author: Azat Gizzatullin