Poland remembers the opening innings of World War Two as few other nations can -- the mass murder of 20,000 officers at Katyn at the hand's of Stalin's soldiers, for instance.*
Russia's remembering things a little differently, as "good ol' Uncle Joe" gets a fresh coat of paint in time for the 70th anniversary of the Great Patriotic War.
Thing is, the historical record and the physical evidence favors Poland. And they're not shy about reminding the Russians.
Good for 'em. And shame on the Russians, who, by ignoring their past, are setting themselves up to repeat it.
* The Nazi government, having stumbled on the mass graves, proceeded to use it in war propaganda as evidence of what inhuman brutes the Communists were, while their own death camps were in full operation. Words fail me.
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