Definitions for "Leningrad"
A city in the European part of Soviet Russia; the former capital of Russia. The name was formerly St. Petersburg and Petrograd, and was changed back to Saint Petersburg (Sankt Peterburg in Russian) in 1992.
a city in the European part of Russia; 2nd largest Russian city; located at the head of the Gulf of Finland; former capital of Russia
Leningrad in Russia, now renamed St. Petersburg, was attacked by the Germans in September 1941 as part of Operation Barbarossa. The Soviet defenders held out, however, and the city was under siege until January 1944.