The "Candle of memory" lights up in the Olga Bergholz Garden

20 January 2021

On January 27 at 12:00, on the Day of the 77th anniversary of the complete liberation of Leningrad from the Nazi Siege, the event "Candle of Memory" is to be held in the public garden named after Olga Bergholz. Participants of the event will honor the memory of the residents of besieged Leningrad, whose lives were interrupted in those difficult years.

On that day, the Olga Bergholz Garden will become a reminder of the Siege of Leningrad - the monument installed in the center of the park will be shroudedin sackcloth, anti-tank Czech hedgehogs will be placed around it, and wartime posters will once again call upon all the citizens for labor and resilience. Poems, written by Olga Fedorovna Bergholz during the siege years, when she lived in the building adjacent to the garden, that now bears her name, will sound there. To the sound of metronome, the participants will light candles and place them around the monument in the center of the garden, and lay fresh flowers at its foot.

Every year, veterans living in the Primorsky district become guests of honor at solemn events commemorating the dates related to the Great Patriotic War and the Siege. However, this year, due to the pandemic, it is not possible.

To provide greater coverage, the event is going to be streamed on the Internet. Any Internet user will be able to become a virtual participant, and light a candle of memory in honor of the anniversary of the complete liberation of Leningrad from the Nazi Siege, thereby honoring the memory of the victims of the Siege.

The event is organized in compliance with the necessary epidemic safety measures, such as regulating social distance, using personal protective equipment and limiting the number of participants.