Pulkovo Observatory in World War II

Pulkovo Observatory in World War II

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Caption: Pulkovo Observatory in World War II. German soldiers in the ruins of Pulkovo Observatory, St Petersburg, Russia, in 1944, during World War II. Founded in 1839 by the German-Russian astronomer Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve, this observatory is today the principal astronomy centre for the Russian Academy of Sciences.

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