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Poland's acting president Bronislaw Komorowski on Sunday urged Russia to disclose the full truth over the Katyn massacre, during which Polish officers were killed in 1940.
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Poles have become divided over the planned burial of Poland's late president and his wife in the royal crypt in Wawel Cathedral in Krakow, local media reported Thursday.
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Mikhail Gorbachev, the former president of the Soviet Union, on Wednesday expressed deep regret for the airplane crash that killed Poland's president and other many high dignitaries.
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About the Crash
Photo shows the location of Smolensk Airport on the map. Polish President Lech Kaczynski and some of Poland's key civilian and military leaders died Saturday, April 10, 2010, when their chartered plane Tupolev Tu-154 crashed, killing 97, as it came in for a landing in western Russia's Smolensk airport. [Photo: Google Maps]
President Lech Kaczynski
Lech Kaczynski, born in Warsaw in June, 1949, took office after winning the presidential election run-off in October, 2005. Before that, he was Mayor of the country's capital city Warsaw.
Other Prominent Victims
Victims also included Poland's first lady Maria Kaczynska, Deputy Foreign Minister Andrzej Kremer, Central Bank Governor Slawomir Skrzypek, Chief of the National Security Bureau Aleksander Szczygo, among other high-ranking officials.
Backgrounders
• Backgrounder: Tu-154 Plane Crashes in Recent Years
• Backgrounder: Major Air Accidents in Recent Years