Crime during the Siege

  • Boris Belozerov
Part of the Studies in Russian and East European History and Society book series (SREEHS)


The siege of Leningrad saw outstanding manifestations of bravery and self-sacrifice. The undefeated city provided a convincing example of survival under the most extreme conditions. When the food crisis was at its worst, the city continued fighting, working and living. Leningraders did everything possible for victory. But not all its inhabitants were equal to the challenge, and it is with them that this chapter deals.


Food Supply Criminal Code Food Stock Military Equipment Tinned Food 
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    See Dzeniskevich, A. R., ‘Banditizm (osobaya kategoriya) v blokirovannom Leningrade’, Istoriya Peterburga, no. 1 (January 2000), 47–51.Google Scholar
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