Today marks the tenth anniversary of the Smolensk plane crash that killed 96 people including the Polish president, central bank chief and military commanders. TFN’s Stuart Dowell looks back at the horrific events of April 10th 2010.
The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday that it had expressed 'full readiness' to co-organise the Polish delegation's official visit to Smolensk and Katyn on April 10 to commemorate the 2010 Smolensk air disaster.
Russia is working to meet Poland's request for help in organising an official visit to Smolensk and Katyn on April 10 to commemorate the 2010 Smolensk air disaster and the 1940 Katyn Forest Massacre, a Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Thursday.
The Senate on Thursday adopted a resolution marking the 10th anniversary of the 2010 Smolensk Air Disaster, which killed Poland's president, first lady, and over 80 top state and military officials.
The 1940 Katyn Forest Massacre in which the Soviets mass-executed over 20,000 Polish POWs was the biggest Soviet crime during World War Two, the Spanish daily El Espanol wrote on Tuesday in connection with the incident's 80th anniversary.
A new project launched on the anniversary today by the Centre for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding, called Katyń Pro Memoria, shows the harrowing details.
Polish Sejm (lower house) Speaker Elzbieta Witek ended her visit to the United States on Wednesday as she met the Polish diaspora and laid flowers at a Katyn memorial in Jersey City.
The Russian Foreign Ministry expressed readiness on Wednesday to help Poland organise a visit by a Polish delegation to Smolensk and Katyn in western Russia on April 10 to mark the 10th anniversary of a Polish government plane crash.
President Andrzej Duda expects Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and his government to make proper arrangements for the 80th anniversary of the 1940 Katyń Massacre of Polish POWs by Soviet security police, president's spokesperson Błażej Spychalski said on Thursday.
The 19th International Katyń Motorcycle Rally left Warsaw on Saturday. Its participants will follow two routes but they will meet in the Katyń Forest on Aug. 24 to pay homage to the murdered Poles.