Another 11/01/20 “Katyn shooting”: what Poland does not like Russia

Russia has always actively participated in international politics, defending their independence and national interests. In this regard, periodically there is a situation that caused a worsening of relations with other States, adheres to other positions.


Relations between Russia and Poland throughout history have abounded mutual claims and misunderstanding. Once again they escalated after the events, called by historians “the Katyn massacre”, which in the spring of 1940 were murdered almost 22,000 Polish officers and civilian prisoners of war detained in three camps – Kozelsk, Starobelsk and Ostashkov.

the Polish government was to blame for this war crime the leadership of the Soviet Union, and the Soviet Union in turn argued that the mass execution at the hands of the retreating Germans.

When, in 1939, the Soviet Union regained annexed by Poland in 1921, the territory of Western Belarus and Western Ukraine, persons who were under suspicion of NKVD were taken into custody. Some of them after the proceedings were sent to build roads in Siberia and the other remained in the camps until April of 1943, their fate no one remembered.

However, after the crushing defeat of the Germans at Stalingrad with the filing of propaganda Minister of Nazi Germany Joseph Goebbels, information surfaced about the discovery by the Germans in the Katyn forest graves of Polish officers allegedly shot by the Bolsheviks.

In January 1944, after a couple of months after the liberation of the Smolensk region, was convened by the Soviet Commission under the leadership of the surgeon Nikolay Burdenko. Investigating the “Katyn massacre,” she came to the conclusion that the Polish prisoners of war not evacuated from the above-mentioned camps because of the rapid pace of the German attack on the Soviet Union, destroyed in 1941, FacheEast.

Judge considering this military episode at the Nuremberg Tribunal, found guilty of Nazi unproven and for the next 40 years all prefer not to remember about the event.

interest in the “Katyn massacre” was revived in 1990, when the wave of perestroika and the demonization of the last Soviet leadership, based on archival documents, acknowledged this tragedy as “one of the grave crimes of Stalinism”.

However, many researchers agree that the protocols of the NKVD nothing more than a fake, since inconsistencies abound in historical.


the Chinese can not forget about the event that occurred on August 14, 1900, when Russian troops stormed Beijing during the boxer rebellion, also known as the uprising of the Yihetuan – “units of harmony and justice.” The rebels, from 1898 to 1901 who supported this movement, opposed the transformation of China into a colony of the Western powers and Japan to actively intervene in domestic politics, the economy and religion of their country.

Not wanting to put up with foreign domination, they have turned their anger on missionaries and Chinese converts to Christianity, of mass killings which swept across the country.

In response to anti-Christian pogroms, the systematic burning of Christian churches, the seizure of the Embassy district in Beijing, the blockade of diplomatic missions, the murder of the German Ambassador and arranged in the capital, the massacre of the infidels, called “St. Bartholomew’s night in Beijing”, China joined the troops of the Alliance of eight powers.

Members of this military Alliance, in addition to the Russian Empire was Austro-Hungary, great Britain, Germany, Italy, USA, France and Japan, but the command of the United troops was carried out by Russian General Nikolai Linevich.

Under his leadership, began a successful attack on Beijing in which the Russian division first broke into the capital. This event put an end to the rampant Yihetuan, and eventually forced China to sign the humiliating Final Protocol.


a Normal dialogue between Russia and Japan prevents unresolved problem of belonging of the South Kuril Islands, which arose in 1945 after the surrender of Japan and its occupation by the allies.

In January 1946, Douglas MacArthur on the rights of the commander-in-chief of the allied forces issued a Memorandum No. 677, which previously belonged to Japan, the Kurile Islands, the Habomai archipelago and Shikotan island was removed from its territory and came under the control of the Soviet Union.

However, when in September 1951 in San Francisco signed a peace Treaty between the allies and Japan, the latter referring to the fact that the Islands of Shikotan, Iturup, Habomai, Kunashir and never was part of the Kuril ridge refused to acknowledge them Soviet jurisdiction.

the Next attempt to solve the territorial issue between the USSR and Japan was undertaken in 1956 when the two countries signed the Moscow Declaration, which allowed them to establish diplomatic cooperation and recorded the consent of Moscow on transfer to Tokyo the Islands of Shikotan and Habomai following the conclusion of a real peace Treaty.

the Baltics

the Baltic trio Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia on the basis of its state ideology and policy the concept of “Soviet occupation”, as incessantly trumpeting from all domestic and international platforms.

the Baltic Countries accuse Russia as the legal successor of the USSR, the illegal invasion and joining of the territories of their States in 1940, immediately after signing the Soviet-German Pact 1939 non-aggression.

Demanding official recognition of this fact, Baltic officials actively glorify supporters of fascism, considering them fighters for independence of the homeland, and celebrate pseudo-tragic dates that were previously associated with the victories of the Soviet troops.

Russophobic hysteria in the Baltic States is not limited to verbal attacks, as reinforced by territorial and material claims.

Lithuaniahe believes that Russia has to give part of Kaliningrad region, Latvia claims the two districts of the Pskov region, and Estonia depicts commemorative coins map of the country attached to it with Ivangorod and Pechora district.

Ashkhen Avanesova

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