People light candles and lay flowers in front of the Poland’s embassy in Vilnius, Lithuania, Saturday, April 10, 2010, after Polish President Lech Kaczynski died in a plane crash. Kaczynski, his wife and some of the country’s highest military and civilian leaders died on Saturday when the presidential plane crashed as it came in for a landing in thick fog in western Russia, killing 96.(AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)
The news of the plane crash in Western Russia, which killed the President Lech Kaczy?ski, his wife and dozens of other senior Polish officials this morning, is reaching the entire blogosphere, as well as the mainstream media now. The President was traveling to Katyn, to take part in commemoration of the anniversary of the 1940 Katyn Forest massacre.
SMOLENSK, Russia (Reuters) – Poland’s President Lech Kaczynski, its central bank head and the country’s military chief were among 96 people killed when their plane crashed in thick fog on its approach to a Russian airport on Saturday.
?All Europeans are Polish citizens today.?
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Polish President Lech Kaczy?ski and 95 people died today (10 April) as the Presidential plane attempted to land in Smolensk, Russia, to commemorate the mass murder of 20,000 Poles who were killed by order of Stalin seventy years ago in the nearby forests of Katyn. EurActiv Poland contributed to this article.
News item – In the village of Gorzno, in northern Poland, the streets were largely empty as people stayed home to watch television.
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