Citizens of Leningrad, Russia fetching water from a shell hole in Ostrovsky Square, 1 Dec 1941. I did say in my previous posts about Russian cities being so cold!
The siege lasted 872 days from September 1941 to January 1944. The Siege of Leningrad was one of the longest, most destructive, and most lethal sieges of a major city in modern history. It isolated the city from most supplies except those provided through the Road of Life across Lake Ladoga, and more than a million civilians died, mainly from starvation. Many others were eventually evacuated or escaped by themselves, so the city became largely depopulated.