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Graves at Katyn

In April of 1940 the Russian NKVD committed one the coldest crimes of the war--the murder of over 15000 Polish soldiers in what became known as the Katyn Forest Massacre near Smolensk. For years the Russians covered up their crime and accused the Nazis of doing it.

Roosevelt and Churchill participated in the coverup so as not to offend the the Russian bear. In 1990 and 1991 Gorbachev and Yeltsin released the documents with the death ordersi