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  • Route to Sanahin: ITMO Students Create Virtual Tour of WWII-Themed Exhibition

    According to the St. Petersburg state archives, over 1.7 million people were evacuated from Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) between 1941 and 1943. Children, particularly those from Orphanage No. 51, were the first to leave the besieged city. The memories of those who were evacuated to Sanahin, Armenia, formed the centerpiece of the temporary display named Route to Sanahin. The Story of One Orphanage. The exhibition was organized by the State Memorial Museum of Leningrad Defense and Siege – and forever digitized by students of ITMO University.


  • 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.