The Soviet Union has always been an intriguing country. Whether you support its political, economic or religious beliefs, their leaders and the way of life, you have to admit that this Union gave us some of the most important people and discoveries. It was formed in 1917 from Russian Revolution and was the largest country in the world. The Soviet Union formally dissolved in 1991.
1. Scientist starved to death
The Soviet Union was the birth country for a lot of important scientists. Some of them even won a few Nobel prizes for their crucial projects.
Those people created amazing things, but did you know that they were very self-sacrificing, too? Well, they were! Several Soviet scientists died during the Siege of Leningrad in World War II while protecting the world’s largest seed bank.
They refused to eat because they saw that food as their country’s future. The Siege of Leningrad started on 8 September 1941 and terminated 872 days later. It was known as one of the longest and most destructive sieges in history. Many soldiers and civilians have lost their lives. Some date says that battle took 3,436.066 casualties.