Hero Cities of the Soviet Union

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

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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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