We recently visited the museum of the Leningrad Blockade during World War II. It was pretty amazing to see some of the ways people had to live during those 900 days. I can't imagine what it would have been like to live through something like that. So many people did not live through it. The first picture shows a cutting board with a piece of bread that was one day's ration of food. It is baked with sawdust as a filler.
The next one is of a girl and her journal entry. In the journal she lists the food she wants to eat when the blockade is over. She says something about not even being able to dream of it, because she doesn't think she'll live. She was right.
On a lighter note, here I am with Lydia in the museum. We're practicing how to hold our hands so that we're not tempted to touch things. :)
I'll do another post of our latest adventure in Novgorod.