Wednesday, 28 April 2010
Katyn and the true face of Communism
Image - the death warrant signed by Stalin for 22,000 Polish officers and nationalists.
Russia today made public for the first time documents proving Soviet NKVD secret police massacred 22,000 Polish officers, intellectuals and other prominent citizens in World War II.
President Dmitry Medvedev released the material in the latest of a flurry of gestures of solidarity with Warsaw since Polish President Lech Kaczynski, his wife and 94 officials were killed in a plane crash en route to a ceremony commemorating the Katyn massacre.
The move also reflects a new willingness by Moscow to accept responsibility for one of the most shameful episodes of the bloody Stalin era.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1269550/Russia-releases-documents-signed-Stalin-ordering-Katyn-massacre.html#ixzz0mPghRSYK
Sleep now, all you restless ghosts,
For the truth is finally set free,
From its ark of earth and silence,
And the love of the Lord of Hosts,
Crowns with his garlands of glory,
The heroes lost to evils violence.