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  • Voices of Leningrad: ITMO Students’ New Project Offers New Look at Children’s Stories of WWII Siege

    Right now, the project Children’s Voices of Besieged Leningrad includes more than 30 entries. At its core are diaries written by children and teenagers during the Siege of Leningrad and collected by the European University at St. Petersburg. In a new app developed by students of ITMO University, users can read – or hear – about everyday life in 1940s Leningrad as described by the youngest eyewitnesses of the era. On the eve of Victory Day, the student developers spoke with ITMO.NEWS about the project and why it’s important to preserve such historical knowledge.