Sunday, May 22, 2011

katyn massacre memorial in katyn

Names of 22,000 Polish prisoners of war killed by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin's secret police in 1940 are carved on the wall of the memorial in Katyn, Russia.
AP Photo
Source: discovery
  • Russia's Vladimir Putin and Poland's Donald Tusk honored 22,000 Poles murdered by Soviet forces.
  • Soviet propaganda had blamed Nazi Germany for the massacre.
  • Tensions remain between the Poles and the Russians, but both sides urge reconciliation.

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