Friday, May 8, 2020

Russian Activists Remove Plaque Commemorating Katyn Massacre

Artyom Vazhenkov / Facebook
"Russian activists on Thursday removed two plaques memorializing the Stalinist executions of thousands of Polish prisoners of war 80 years ago, following orders from local authorities who claimed there is no evidence of the crimes.

Prosecutors in the city of Tver, in an October 2019 order to remove the plaques from the former Soviet secret police building, said their inscriptions were “not based on documented facts.” The Soviet Union in 1990 took responsibility for the 1940 murders of nearly 22,000 Polish officers — including 6,000 in the NKVD secret police building's basement in Tver northwest of Moscow — in what became known as the Katyn massacre."

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  1. A Russian girl one told my brother, while making the peace sign: Happy Victory Day! My brother made an upside-down victory sign and responded with: Happy Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact day! She was very, very angry and lectured him about how this was a German!!! ploy to blame holy Russia for German crimes.This is so sad. I do not hate Russian people and neither do most Polish people. I have some friends who went to Russian and have nothing but praise for the ordinary people of Russian. But the government is -censored-. I pray for the day when the average Russian citizen will be wealthy and living in a democratic state which will care deeply for his/her well-being. I despise the current Russian goverment. If Russia had no nuclear weaopons, it would be a cold banana republic.

  2. I have recently read 'Letters from Russia' by de Custine (1839). Some phrases are still valid.

  3. The building belongs probably to a Medical University. The president (rector) of the University was arrested in December 2019, I do not know if she has been relased.

  4. According to an activist city workers did the job. The activists tell stories about lack of sources and German responsibility.


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