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Russian Railway Museum opens the exhibition "The First train - the road to Victory" in the Peter and Paul Fortress

The Russian Railway Museum opens a poster exhibition dedicated to the Great Patriotic War. The exhibition will be located in the open air on the Cathedral Square of the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg.

On eight stands there are archival photographs telling about the significance of the "Victory Road", about the courage and steadfastness of railway workers, as well as about the arrival in Leningrad of the first train after the blockade was broken. Visitors will get acquainted with how the construction of the lifeline took place. They will look into the faces of the heroes: leaders, women - "living traffic lights", railway workers, and learn their names. They will see which sections of the Russian Railway Museum are devoted to military topics.

"The exhibition will reveal the heroic pages of Leningrad's railway history. We will present it in the heart of the city, where the victory salute once sounded. The theme of the Great Patriotic War runs like a red thread through the exposition of the Russian Railway Museum – we invite all guests of the city to study it," says Vladimir Odintsov, director of the Russian Railway Museum.

The poster exhibition "The First Train - the Road to Victory" will be available at the Cathedral Square of the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg. Admission is free.

Also, the day of the arrival of the first train in besieged Leningrad, February 7, will be marked by an exhibition of wartime items at the Finlandsky railway station in St. Petersburg. The exhibition will run from 5 to 7 February 2022.