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    Erasing memory

    The ‘Kommersant’ newspaper has reported that the Russians want to remove memorial plaques commemorating the Katyn massacre in Tver. According to the newspaper, the memorial plaques, which record the murders of the Polish prisoners of war and other victims of Stalinist terror, are currently hanging in the basement of the Tver Medical University, and may now disappear from public view. A letter in this case was to be sent by the local prosecutor’s office to the rector of the university.
    The prosecutor’s office in Tver admonished the rector of the school, emphasizing that in September 1991 permission was granted to hang the memorial plaques, but on the wall of the building on Soviet Street. Prosecutors demanded that the mistake be rectified while at the same time saying that no documents had been found to confirm that Polish prisoners had been shot there.

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