Russian YouTube viewers struck by Siege of Leningrad horrors as told by 88yo WWII veteran

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A Siege of Leningrad survivor has stirred Russian YouTube with vivid stories of streets lined with corpses and people being so starved they resorted to eating jellied leather belts as he revisited his childhood war experience. Sergey Berezovsky was an 11-year-old boy when the Nazis and their Finnish allies shut down Leningrad, the former imperial capital and the second largest city in USSR back in September 1941. The blockade which lasted 872 days was one of the longest and bloodiest in history as up to 1.5 million people died from hunger, cold, illnesses and injuries from bombings.

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