SAINT-PETERSBURG. On 27.01.2016 a solemn meeting was held at the square, nearby the shipyards’ memorial to the defenders of Motherland, dedicated to the 72nd anniversary of full liberalization of Leningrad from the fascist siege.

The solemn ceremony was participated by Alexander Buzakov, the director general of JSC “Admiralteiskie verfi”, the participants of the Great Patriotic War, the residents of the sieged Leningrad, the veterans, the representatives of various divisions of the shipyards, the trade union committee and the youth board of the enterprise.

“900 days of the siege will remain forever as a symbol of heroism and a part of the history of JSC “Admiralteiskie verfi”, – Alexander Buzakov addressed to the participants of the meeting. – “In the course of the war 8,000 workers of Admiralty shipyards we off at the front and 3,000 of the workers died of hunger and cold in Leningrad. We are proud of our veterans and we are trying, as best as we can, to bring the memory about their heroic deed to next generations.”

Even during the years of the siege, when 70% of the shipyard workers were women and teenagers, the shipyards kept on producing and repairing of ships, submarines, armored boats and other products, required for the front. During this period the shipyards built and handed over to the Navy 7 submarines, 20 armored boats, 66 submarine chasers, 118 self-propelled scows and also were repaired 300 ships and submarines. Thousands of mortars, mortar shells, artillery shells and other military equipment was produced.

Today, the organization of veterans of JSC “Admiralteiskie verfi” comprises 1,054 people, including 40 participants of the Great Patriotic War, 37 survivors of sieged Leningrad awarded with medal “For defense of Leningrad” and 218 residents of sieged Leningrad.

Дата публикации: 27 January 2016

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