Lena Mukhina was a sixteen-year-old schoolgirl when the German army invaded the USSR in 1941 and besieged her home city of Leningrad. She survived the siege and returned to Leningrad after the war. She died in 1991.
"Nothing remains for us but to lie down and die … The only thing keeping us alive lately has been bread. We’ve never been denied bread – I mean, up until now bread has always been available ... But it’s already eleven o’clock and there’s no...
Photographs from Lena Mukhina's life.