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Leningrad is the former name of Saint Petersburg
Saint Petersburg
Saint Petersburg is a city and a federal subject of Russia located on the Neva River at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea...

, Russia.

Leningrad may also refer to:

Places

  • Leningrad Oblast
    Leningrad Oblast
    Leningrad Oblast is a federal subject of Russia . It was established on August 1, 1927, although it was not until 1946 that the oblast's borders had been mostly settled in their present position...

    , a federal subject of Russia, around Saint Petersburg
  • Leningrad, Tajikistan, capital of Muminobod district in Khatlon Province

History

  • Siege of Leningrad
    Siege of Leningrad
    The Siege of Leningrad, also known as the Leningrad Blockade was a prolonged military operation resulting from the failure of the German Army Group North to capture Leningrad, now known as Saint Petersburg, in the Eastern Front theatre of World War II. It started on 8 September 1941, when the last...

    , 1941–44, by the Axis armies during World War II
  • Leningrad Affair
    Leningrad Affair
    The Leningrad Affair, or Leningrad case , was a series of criminal cases fabricated in the late 1940s–early 1950s in order to accuse a number of prominent members of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union of treason and intention to create an anti-Soviet organization out of the Leningrad Party...

    , 1949–53 Stalinist purge of the Leningrad cell of the Communist Party

Military

  • Leningrad Narodnoe Opolcheniye Army
    Leningrad Narodnoe Opolcheniye Army
    The Leningrad People's Militia Army was initially an all-volunteer formation of the Soviet Union raised during the Second World War for defence of Leningrad....

     (July-September 1941), for the defence of Leningrad
  • Leningrad Front
    Leningrad Front
    The Leningrad Front was first formed on August 27, 1941, by dividing the Northern Front into the Leningrad Front and Karelian Front, during the German approach on Leningrad .-History:...

     (1941–5), successor to the preceding
  • Leningrad Military District
    Leningrad Military District
    The Leningrad Military District was a military district of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. In 2010 it was merged with the Moscow Military District, the Northern Fleet and the Baltic Fleet to form the new Western Military District.-History:...

    , of the Russian Armed Forces, successor to the preceding

Music

  • Leningrad (band)
    Leningrad (band)
    Leningrad , also known as Gruppirovka Leningrad and Bandformirovanie Leningrad , is a popular Russian ska punk band from Saint Petersburg , led by Sergey "Shnur" Shnurov....

    , Russian ska/punk band
  • Symphony No. 7 (Shostakovich)
    Symphony No. 7 (Shostakovich)
    Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 60 dedicated to the city of Leningrad was completed on 27 December 1941. In its time, the symphony was extremely popular in both Russia and the West as a symbol of resistance and defiance to Nazi totalitarianism and militarism...

     (Op. 60), a symphony by Shostakovich, subtitled Leningrad
  • "Leningrad" (song)
    Leningrad (song)
    "Leningrad" is a 1989 song written and performed by American singer and songwriter Billy Joel. The song was originally released on his album Storm Front on the Columbia Records label, and went on to be released as a single. It was also released on his Greatest Hits, Vol. 3 compilation. The song...

    , 1989 song by Billy Joel
  • "Leningrad", track #3 on The Storyman
    The Storyman
    The Storyman is singer Chris de Burgh's 16th original album, released in 2006. The album is a collection of songs with accompanying stories.-Track listing:#"The Storyman Theme" – 4:00#"One World" – 3:56#"Leningrad" – 5:12#"My Father's Eyes" – 4:18...

    , 2006 album by Chris de Burgh
  • Leningrad Taneiev Quartet
    Leningrad Taneiev Quartet
    The Leningrad Taneiev Quartet made its first appearance in the Small Hall of the Leningrad Conservatory in the winter of 1946, its members being students at the Conservatory. The quartet played in particular the quartets of Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and Taneiev but also included first performances of...

    , string quartet
  • Leningrad Rock Club
    Leningrad Rock Club
    The Leningrad Rock Club was a historic music venue of the 1980s in Leningrad, situated on Rubinstein Street in the city center. Opened in 1981 and overseen by the KGB, it became the first legal rock music venue in Leningrad...

    , 1980s music venue

Other

  • 2046 Leningrad
    2046 Leningrad
    2046 Leningrad is a main-belt asteroid discovered on October 22, 1968 by T. M. Smirnova at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory.- External links :*...

    , an asteroid named for Leningrad
  • Leningrad (computer), ZX Spectrum clone
  • Leningrad Zoo
    Leningrad Zoo
    The Leningrad Zoo or Leningradskiy Zoopark , sometimes called the Saint Petersburg Zoo or Sankt-Peterburgskiy Zoopark , in Saint Petersburg , Russia, is located in Alexander Park on the Petrogradskaya Storona. It was founded by Sofia Gerhardt and Julius Gerhardt in 1865...

  • Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant
    Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant
    Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant is a nuclear power plant located in the town of Sosnovy Bor in Russia's Leningrad Oblast, on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland, some to the west of the city centre of Saint Petersburg. It consists of four nuclear reactors of RBMK-1000 type. These reactors...

     and Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant II
  • Leningrad Gospels
    Leningrad Gospels
    Leningrad Gospels This highly idiosyncratic work, an illuminated manuscript of the gospels in Hiberno-Saxon style dating from around 800AD, may have been produced in England south of the Humber. It is not to be confused with the Leningrad Codex of the Hebrew Bible....

    , illuminated manuscript c.800
  • Leningrad Codex
    Leningrad Codex
    The Leningrad Codex is the oldest complete manuscript of the Hebrew Bible in Hebrew, using the masoretic text and Tiberian vocalization. It is dated AD 1008 according to its colophon...

    , Hebrew Bible manuscript c.1000

Ships

  • Soviet helicopter carrier Leningrad, 1968 naval vessel
  • Leningrad class destroyer
    Leningrad class destroyer
    The Leningrad-class destroyer leaders were built for the Soviet Navy in the late 1930s. They were inspired by the contre-torpilleurs built for the French Navy. They were ordered in two groups of three ships each, the first group was designated Project 1 and the second Project 38...

     in service 1936-63
  • Leningrad schooner-yacht is vessel