Breaking the Siege of Leningrad January 18, 1943 is celebrated as the date of breaking the Siege of Leningrad
The rally and other ceremonies were attended by representatives of Nevsky shipyard.
After fierce battles the Red Army units overcame the powerful German fortifications to the south of Lake Ladoga, and the operation resulted in a 10–12 km wide land corridor, which could provide some relief to the besieged population of Leningrad.
On January 18, 1943 at 9:30 a.m. at the East outskirts of the Industrial community N 1 near Shlisselburg after a decisive attack, the 123rd infantry brigade units of the Leningrad front joined the units of the 372nd division of the Volkhov front. Later other Soviet military formations also met each other. On the same day Shlisselburg and the entire south shore of Ladoga lake were freed.
Around midnight of January 18 the radio broadcasted the blockade break. Citizens on the streets and avenues triumphed. Early in the morning of January 19 the hero city was decorated with flags.
Operation Iskra to break the siege of Leningrad took place on January 12–18, 1943 on Nevsky Pyatachok and triumphantly ended in a meeting of the Volkhov and Leningrad fronts near the village of Maryino.