Hero Cities of the Soviet Union

Can you name the Soviet cities designated as Hero Cities after World War II?

Award YearCityReason
1945Sieged for 900 days, over 1,000,000 dead
1945Defended to the rubble, German army lost ¼ of its strength
1945Held out against German/Romanian troops for 2 months
1945Withstood two assaults before falling after 10 month siege
1965First major counteroffensive drove Wehrmacht from the city gates
1965600,000 Soviet troops pocketed defending city
1965*Border fortress not subdued until late July '41; pockets of resistance for months
1973Germany unable to ship supplies to eastern Black Sea after failing to capture city
1973Port city on strait, captured and recaptured twice; heavy partisan activity
1974300,000 Soviet troops encircled; centre of partisan activity
1976Withstood German offensive Oct - Dec 1941; Germans unable to flank capital
1985Vital supply port withstood 1941 offensive
1985Soviet troops broke out after being encircled in July 1941

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