The Polish embassy in Moscow has issued a statement condemning attempts "to falsify the NKVD's responsibility for the Katyn Massacre" at a conference on Polish-Russian relations held near Moscow in November.
We take a look at the Freedom and Independence movement formed to combat Soviet terror in Poland following World War 2.
As the largest independence organisation in Poland after World War II, the aim of Freedom and Independence was to regain independence through political not military means.
Polish diplomats will not be allowed to lay flowers at a building that once was the local headquarters of the dreaded Soviet secret police NKVD, charge d'affaires of the Polish Embassy in Moscow Jacek Sladewski said.
Known as “Toledo”, the prison in Warsaw’s Praga district operated from 1944-1956, first being run by the Soviet NKVD, and later by Poland’s communist-era Ministry of Public Security.
British national daily The Times on Monday ran a commentary on the recent removal by Russian nationalists of a plaque commemorating 6,000 Polish officer POWs murdered in 1940 by the Soviet NKVD security police in Tver, a city some 180 km north-west of Moscow.
Described as being a “landmark document”, the Belarusian list which includes the names of 3,870 Poles is considered to be one of the most important sought after documents regarding the Katyn massacre.
TFN looks back on the arrest 75 years ago of 16 key members of Poland’s underground state, and the blow it delivered to the restoration of democracy.
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.
To mark the 80th anniversary of Soviet deportations of Poles from occupied territories, newly released testimonies make harrowing reading.