Roger Moorhouse pours scorn on attempts by Putin to re-write the history of the start of the Second World War.
Poland fully supports Russian leader Vladimir Putin's idea to create a special archive of World War Two-related documents, Deputy Foreign Minister Pawel Jablonski told PAP on Wednesday.
Russian Ambassador to Poland Sergei Andreev will head the Russian delegation at January 27 commemorations of the liberation of the Nazi-German death camp of Auschwitz in southern Poland. The camp was liberated by the Red Army on January 27, 1945.
Fearing it is losing the battle over wartime memory, Russia is fighting back and it has Warsaw in its sights.
In a letter to the Swiss daily Tages Anzeiger, Russian Ambassador to Switzerland Sergei Garmonin has accused Poland of including a secret protocol pledging support for Hitler in its 1934 non-aggression pact with Germany.
Polish government spokesperson Piotr Mueller underlined on Friday that "Russia has been lying about the causes of World War Two with regard to the spheres which by now seemed to be agreed upon and unquestionable."
Polish Deputy PM Jacek Sasin said on Thursday that "since the conference in Jerusalem looks like a Russian-inspired event, it would be very bad if the Polish president took part in such a propaganda meeting."
President Andrzej Duda wishes to extend his thanks for the domestic and international support given Warsaw in its strife with Russia over Poland's role in the outbreak of World War Two, Duda's office head Krzysztof Szczerski informed PAP on Tuesday
It appears that Poland has won the dispute around Poland's role in the outbreak of World War Two instigated by Russian leader Vladimir Putin, prime ministerial aide Michał Dworczyk said on Tuesday.
Buried with his weapon and golden ornaments, the warrior discovered by archaeologists from Jagiellonian University in Kraków was found in an untouched grave in an area known for both its rich burial sites and notorious grave-robbing.