Pin made in the Soviet Union. The text on the pin reads:”Heroic Defenders Of Leningrad”. The image on the pin is the statue on the Piskarevskoye Memorial Cemetery.
The Piskarevskoye Memorial Cemetery is the main WWII memorial in the city of Saint-Petersburg (Leningrad). It is a resting place for over 470.000 people who died of hunger inside the city, as well as over 50.000 soldiers. The central figure of the memorial is the sculpture “Motherland”. It depicts a grieving woman with a wreath, standing over the graves of her sons. Near the entrance to the cemetery, a museum was built telling a story of the life inside a city at war. Inside the museum, one can see a diary of Tanya Savicheva, a Leningrad girl who survived the horrors of the 1941-1942 winter.