30 Years After Admitting WWII Massacre of Polish POWs, Katyn Memorial Plaques Removed in Russia

▶️Thirty years ago, Russia officially admitted the Soviet Union’s execution of tens of thousands of Polish military and intellectuals in 1940. On April 13—less than a week before Katyn Memorial Day—a pro-Kremlin group removed the Katyn memorial plaques.

👉The two plaques in Tver commemorating the Katyn massacre—one in Russian, the other in Polish—were placed on the façade of the city’s Medical University in 1991 and 1992 on the orders of the Tver city council. Until 1954, the building had housed the regional headquarters of the Soviet secret police. According to archival documents, more than 6,000 poles were tortured and killed in the building’s basement.