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Burial for WWII soldiers killed in Leningrad Blockade

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An Orthodox priest blesses coffins with the remains of Russian soldiers who perished in the fights at Sinyavino's Hills during the blockade of Leningrad in WWII, during a reburial ceremony outside St. Petersburg, Russia, on May 7, 2013. The remains of 417 Russian soldiers, discovered by a memorial research group were reburied as Russia celebrated the 68th anniversary of the victory over Nazi-Germany in WWII.

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Members of a memorial research group pay tribute next to the coffins with the remains of Russian soldiers who perished in the fights at Sinyavino's Hills during the blockade of Leningrad in WWII, during a reburial ceremony outside St. Petersburg, Russia, on May 7, 2013.