YELTSIN FAILS TO ATTEND KATYN CEMETERY OPENING.
Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 25
Polish President Lech Walesa opened a cemetery on the site of a Stalin-era massacre of 4400 Polish officers June 4, but Yeltsin only sent a message that was read out by his aide Sergei Filatov. The opening of this cemetery follows a long diplomatic struggle, one that has highlighted past Soviet duplicity, Rossiiskaya gazeta reported May 26. That paper noted that Stalin had ordered some 21,857 Polish military men killed, including 6311 at Mednoye, 4421 at Katyn and 3820 at Kharkov.
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