Posts Tagged ‘President of Poland’

Crash cuts a swathe through Poland’s elite

Saturday, 10 April 2010

The late President of the Republic of Poland, Lech Kaczynski.
Photo the Office of the President.

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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 to Smolensk to take part in a commemoration in the Katyn forest marking the 70th anniversary of the massacre of tens of thousands of Polish prisoners of war by the Narodnyj Komissariat Wnutriennich Diel (NKWD) the Soviet secret police. It has been reported that a wing of the presidential plane clipped a tree as it circled the airport in thick fog.

The plane’s passenger list has been published on the polish2english blog.