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Katyn Memorial. Polish parts

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Katyn Memorial is situated 20 km awayfrom the center of Smolensk between villages Gnezdovo and Katyn, inso called Katyn Forest – in the place of awful events of the20s-40s of the twentieth century, victims of which were the citizensof two countries: the Soviet Union and Poland. Katyn Forest hasbecome the symbol of the suffering and doom of peoples in front ofatrocious power of totalitarianism.

On 28 July 2000 the opening of KatynNational Memorial Complex - the first in Russia internationalmonument in honour of the victims of the political arbitrariness ofthe Stalin government- took place. The sponsors of the constructionwere the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and theCouncil of Preserving Memory, Struggle and Martyrdom of Poland

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A: Katyn Memorial. Signs of different faiths

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Katyn Memorial is situated 20 km awayfrom the center of Smolensk between villages Gnezdovo and Katyn,...

Katyn Memorial. Signs of different faiths

B: Katyn Memorial. The altar group of Polish part

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Katyn Memorial is situated 20 km awayfrom the center of Smolensk between villages Gnezdovo and Katyn,...

Katyn Memorial. The altar group of Polish part

C: Katyn Memorial. The ten-meter orthodox cross

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Katyn Memorial is situated 20 km awayfrom the center of Smolensk between villages Gnezdovo and Katyn,...

Katyn Memorial. The ten-meter orthodox cross

D: Katyn Memorial. First Ritual Place

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Katyn Memorial is situated 20 km awayfrom the center of Smolensk between villages Gnezdovo and Katyn,...

Katyn Memorial. First Ritual Place

E: Katyn Memorial main entrance

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Katyn Memorial is situated 20 km awayfrom the center of Smolensk between villages Gnezdovo and Katyn,...

Katyn Memorial main entrance

F: Katyn-Pokrovskaya

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Katyn-Pokrovskaya

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H: Kyrgan Beccmertyi

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Kyrgan Beccmertyi

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J: V Lopatinskom sadu

de Андрей Денисенков, la 15.9 km distanta

V Lopatinskom sadu

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