The Breakthrough of the Siege of Leningrad Museum-Reserve is located on the southern coast of LakeLadoga. There was the place for two Soviet fronts to smash through German fortifications at “the bottleneck” (Shlisserburg - Sinyavini Salient) and broke the blockade of Leningrad in January 1943.
The Museum-reserve combines the Diorama and Panorama museums near Mar'ino, memorial complexNevsky Pyatachok (Patch) in Kirovsk 3 km far from Mar'ino, and the Sinyavinskie Heights Memorial zone and the spot of initial meeting of the Leningrad and Volkhov fronts.
The Diorama which is located in the leftbank ramp of the Ladozhsky Bridge over the Neva River, pictures a grandeur scene of the battlefield with the help of a large canvas (40x8m) and three-dimensional objects in the forground. The diorama was designed by Leningrad artists, the war and battle veterans Yu.Garikov, L.Kabachek, B.Kotik, N.Kutuzov, G.Moltennikov, F.Savost'anov and V.Seleznev.
The new Panorama museum which was inaugurated on January 27, 2018 is devoted to one episode on the Nevsky Pyatachok (Patch) in the course of the Iskra assault. It reliably conveys atmosphere of an attack in which a small group of Russian scouts destroys the German firing position on the roof of a large blindage.
Soviet Tanks Memorial Exhibition presents tanks which took part in blockade breakthrough operations 1941-1943.
An exhibition hall of the museum-reserve situated in the town of Kirovsk (1.5 km far from the Diorama) houses diverse rotating shows.
The museum reserve also features the unique collection of postcards and posters published in the war times.
Special events and tours can be arranged over the Museum site