Piskariovskoye CemeteryFree: All time

Piskariovskoye Cemetery serves as a reminder and memorial for the tragedy the city lived through during World War II – specifically during the 900-day Siege of Leningrad. More than a million people perished during the period, of which some 420 thousands of inhabitants of the city died from hunger, bombing and shelling. These civilians were buried in the cemetery’s 186 mass graves. Near the entrance is an eternal flame, where visitors stops for a moment of silence.

Address: Nepokoryonnykh Prospekt 74, St. Petersburg
Opening hours: Daily 9am – 6pm
Direction: Metro Line 1 to Ploschad Muzhestva Station; upon exit turn hard left immediately to the bus stop for bus number 123 or 138 (five stops away)
Phone: +7 812 297 5716
Website: pmemorial.ru/eng-memorial

Photo credit: Alexey Ivanov (Flickr CC)