Remembering Katyn, 70 years later

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Remembering Katyn, 70 years later

The Polish prime minister will attend Wednesday's ceremony in Russia marking the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre of Poles by Soviet forces. It is an unprecedented step, and one which could herald a new era in strained relations between Poland and Russia, says the BBC's Adam Easton in Warsaw.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8606126.stm

Better late than never.
 

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Craven_A said:
Remembering Katyn, 70 years later

The Polish prime minister will attend Wednesday's ceremony in Russia... and one which could herald a new era in strained relations between Poland and Russia.
In that case I'd hate to see what they'd do to herald a new era in stable relations.
 
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The katyn massacre was a vile war crime,but unfortunately typical of Stalin's Psychopathic acts.The current Nation state that is Russia not the Soviet Union, can and should remember it if only so it is not repeated,however the responsibility and shame of the act remains with Stalin.
 
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ugly

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No but he's more socialist than Uncle Joe!
 
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Allegedly Soviet massacre. We've only got the Nazis word for it. Frankly it could have been any world power that occupied Belarus and the Western Ukraine in April 1940 that was responsible.

The Soviets admitted responsibility in 1989 I grant you but again we only have their word for it. In 1989 in the spirit of glasnost and perestroika they would have admitted to anything if it meant a nice new Toyota plant for Minsk.
 
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I wonder if Mr. "It Was All The Nazis Fault!" (KGB Resident) will weigh in with a comment? :?
 

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Whet said:
ugly said:
No but he's more socialist than Uncle Joe!
I AM Sven, surely you know that?
Yeah, & I'm Spartacus, and so's my wife. :D
 
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Whet said:
ugly said:
No but he's more socialist than Uncle Joe!
I AM Sven, surely you know that?
Nobody would admit to being Sven, unless they really were...
 

ugly

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Thats as sad as me missing the posters name in a rush to explain!
 
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Cuddles said:
Allegedly Soviet massacre. We've only got the Nazis word for it. Frankly it could have been any world power that occupied Belarus and the Western Ukraine in April 1940 that was responsible.

The Soviets admitted responsibility in 1989 I grant you but again we only have their word for it. In 1989 in the spirit of glasnost and perestroika they would have admitted to anything if it meant a nice new Toyota plant for Minsk.
Apart from it happened in the Soviet occupied part of poland at the time the Soviets occupied it?
 

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instinct said:
Cuddles said:
Allegedly Soviet massacre. We've only got the Nazis word for it. Frankly it could have been any world power that occupied Belarus and the Western Ukraine in April 1940 that was responsible.

The Soviets admitted responsibility in 1989 I grant you but again we only have their word for it. In 1989 in the spirit of glasnost and perestroika they would have admitted to anything if it meant a nice new Toyota plant for Minsk.
Apart from it happened in the Soviet occupied part of poland at the time the Soviets occupied it?
There you go. Derailling a perfectly good conspiracy theory before it's even got off the ground.

(nothing like mixing your metaphors)
 
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kangorrilapig said:
The katyn massacre was a vile war crime,but unfortunately typical of Stalin's Psychopathic acts.The current Nation state that is Russia not the Soviet Union, can and should remember it if only so it is not repeated,however the responsibility and shame of the act remains with Stalin.
Bet the Germans would like to be off a similar hook then, eh? 8O
 
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instinct said:
Cuddles said:
Allegedly Soviet massacre. We've only got the Nazis word for it. Frankly it could have been any world power that occupied Belarus and the Western Ukraine in April 1940 that was responsible.
The Soviets admitted responsibility in 1989 I grant you but again we only have their word for it. In 1989 in the spirit of glasnost and perestroika they would have admitted to anything if it meant a nice new Toyota plant for Minsk.
Apart from it happened in the Soviet occupied part of poland at the time the Soviets occupied it?
Reference my bold. WAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From The Times Births, Deaths and Marriages, 7 april 2010...Irony, peacefully at home, after a long illness bravely born, accompanied at death by his companion, Instinct...
 
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The only reason the Sovs did it was that they got there first; that's why it sucks to be Polish, any time things kick off in Europe they get caught between the Germans and the Russians.

And I think that's still part of the reason this is happening. With the US bogged down in parts foreign it's becoming clear to the Poles that the rest of NATO aren't particularly bothered about them. The Germans in particular would still sacrifice Poland in a heartbeat, and are starting to make nice with the Russians. Hence both Russia and Poland see the benefit in closing old wounds as part of making sure that nothing unpleasant happens in the future.
 
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instinct said:
Apart from it happened in the Soviet occupied part of poland at the time the Soviets occupied it?
And the only Polish woman(Janina Lewandowska) in the pits was the daughter of a Polish general (Józef Dowbor-Muśnicki)and was known with her Father to be Soviet Prisoners.
 

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