Lifting the WWII Ilyushin Il-2 aircraft from the Neva river

A floating crane lifts from the Neva river the engine of an Ilyushin Il-2, a ground-attack aircraft which was found underwater near Kirovsk, 31 miles east of St.Petersburg, Aug. 19, 2015. This aircraft apparently was shot and fell into the river in October 1941 when the Red Army fought there against Nazi Germany's troops besieging Leningrad. The city's name was changed back from Leningrad to St. Petersburg after the 1991 Soviet collapse.

A floating crane lifts from the Neva river the engine of an Ilyushin Il-2, a ground-attack aircraft which was found underwater near Kirovsk, 31 miles east of St.Petersburg, Aug. 19, 2015. This aircraft apparently was shot and fell into the river in October 1941 when the Red Army fought there against Nazi Germany's troops besieging Leningrad. The city's name was changed back from Leningrad to St. Petersburg after the 1991 Soviet collapse.

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A floating crane lifts from the Neva river the engine of an Ilyushin Il-2, a ground-attack aircraft which was found underwater near Kirovsk, 31 miles east of St.Petersburg

A floating crane lifts from the Neva river the engine of an Ilyushin Il-2, a ground-attack aircraft which was found underwater near Kirovsk, 31 miles east of St.Petersburg, Aug. 19, 2015. This aircraft apparently was shot and fell into the river in October 1941 when the Red Army fought there against Nazi Germany's troops besieging Leningrad. The city's name was changed back from Leningrad to St. Petersburg after the 1991 Soviet collapse.

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