Anna Reid

Anna Reid is a British journalist and author. She is author of three books on Russia and Ukraine.

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    Scraping off the syrup: the Siege of Leningrad seventy years on
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    This year marked the seventy year anniversary of the Siege of Leningrad, which saw three quarters of a million of the city’s residents perish during 872 days of cold and hunger. For years, little was written about what was a hollow and Pyrrhic victory for the Soviet authorities; later the realities of the siege were glorified to fit within a heroic narrative. Only today are we beginning to read the truth, writes Anna Reid.

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