Leningrad: Siege and Symphony
by Brian Moynahan,
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, October 12, 2014
Liubov Shaporina, the stage designer who ran Leningrad’s Puppet Theater, characterized World War II as "the war of the two Herods," Hitler and Stalin. Amid the Nazi siege of her beloved city and the internal purge of alleged enemies of the Soviet Union, each of which resulted in the death of hundreds of thousands of men, women and children, Shaporina prayed to God for mercy.
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