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The text of a speech which the late Lech Kaczynski, President of the Republic of Poland was due to deliver in Katyn on 10 April 2010, the 70th anniversary of the Katyn Forest massacre. Representatives of Katyn families! Ladies and Gentlemen! In April 1941, more than 21.000 Polish prisoners from NKVD camps and prisons were […]


The late Tomasz Merta, Under Secretary of State, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. From a photo Jan Mehlich. (Click on image to see original on Wikipedia and for details of licensing.) The Smolensk tragedy has touched every sphere of public and private life in Poland. It seems that nearly everyone has connections with one […]


1. Kaczynski Lech, President of the Republic of Poland 2. Kaczynska Maria, First Lady 3. Kaczorowski Ryszard, Last President of the Polish Government-in-Exile The remaining passengers are listed in alphabetical order with the surname given first. The names of the flight crew are listed at the end. 4. Agacka-Indecka Joanna, Chair of the Polish Bar […]


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The late President of the Republic of Poland, Lech Kaczynski. Photo the Office of the President. (Click image to see original on Wikipedia and for details of licensing.) The President of Poland, Lech Kaczynski, and some 80 members of Poland’s elite have been killed in a plane crash in Russia. They were flying from Warsaw […]