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Katyn Memorial main entrance
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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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All the visitors of the memorial passthrough the pavilion of the main entrance, built in the shape of twotomb mounds, linked together with the glass gate that, according tothe architects’ idea, symbolizes breakable ties between the worldof now and that of the past.

Copyright: Dmitry Zimin
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Taken: 07/03/2011
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更新: 17/10/2014
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