The Governor of St. Petersburg Georgy Poltavchenko has approved the food regulations in case of war. A signed document ensures that everyone in the city will get 300 grams of bread a day for 20 days since the beginning of hostilities.
Stocks of agricultural products was created in order to ensure food security of the Northern capital. They consist of the minimum (“untouchable”) and operational reserves of rye and wheat, writes “Fontanka”.
According to the publication, the total grain stocks in the next three years will be at least 69,7 thousand tons. Based on 300 grams of bread per day for every citizen of St. Petersburg should be enough for a month and a half security. “Minimum stock 31 thousand tons for 20 days of the receipt of Petersburgers the same 300-gram pike”, — says the article.
It clarifies that the 20-day rate to provide citizens with bread is introduced for the first time. In addition, the enacted city law does not allow reduction of the achieved level of food security.
Bread cards were introduced in Leningrad in July 1941. In the first month workers received 800 grams of bread, but then this rate decreased to 200 grams. During the blockade, which lasted 872 days, from hunger killed more than 630 thousand of Leningrad.