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‘Game of Life’: Even during horrors of Leningrad Siege, there was still a place for football

June 18, 2017 3:01 pm

Football is indeed very significant for St. Petersburg – matches were held here even at the time of the Nazi siege, during the Second World War. Months before the siege the authorities suspended the matches because of the fighting, but later, despite the hunger, the bombings, the devastation, they decided they had to play football no matter what.

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