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Andrzej Wajda’s KATYN, a Polish Masterpiece.

http://ostrovletania.blogspot.com/2009/12/andrzej-wajdas-katyn-polish-masterpiece.html

Some people may regard Wajda’s Katyn as ‘too little, tool late’, and it’s not hard to understand why. The mass killing of Polish officers happened long ago, and the official line during the yrs under communism was that the Nazis were to blame and Soviets were the liberators. 3,434 more words

Victims of communism memorial won't feature 'death mural' of bodies

Relax, Ottawa. Whatever its merits or demerits, the planned Memorial to the Victims of Communism will not feature a “giant death mural” of dead bodies, as Ottawa consultant and activist Dennis Van Staalduinen… 234 more words

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Remembering Victory Day, Our Way

May 9th will mark the 70th anniversary of Victory Day in Russia. In addition to the solemn observances and huge military parade through Red Square that will mark the occasion, hundreds of thousands will take to the streets festooned with orange and black victory ribbons, wearing pilotkas (the ubiquitous Soviet army cap) and waving Russian and Soviet flags. 1,258 more words

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Smolensk Tragedy Chaos

“Confusion surrounding the fragments of the Tupolev is absurd to me,” according to Kazimierz Maszk who has come up with the idea of creating a monument dedicated to the victims of the Smolensk disaster in Kościerzyna.  115 more words

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Andrzej Wajda’s KATYN, a Polish Masterpiece.

http://ostrovletania.blogspot.com/2009/12/andrzej-wajdas-katyn-polish-masterpiece.html

Some people may regard Wajda’s Katyn as ‘too little, tool late’, and it’s not hard to understand why. The mass killing of Polish officers happened long ago, and the official line during the yrs under communism was that the Nazis were to blame and Soviets were the liberators. 328 more words

The Soviet Katyn massacre: 65 years on

Yesterday marked 65 years since Stalin ordered the massacre of more than 22,000 Polish POWs in Katyn forest. Until 1990, Russia blamed the Nazis for the atrocity. 14 more words

Russia's parliament declared Stalin responsible for ordering the Katyn massacre of Polish officers

Russia’s parliament in November 2010 finally declared  Stalin responsible for ordering the Katyn massacre of Polish officers in World War II, a crime Moscow spent decades blaming on the German Nazis.

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