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Katyn Kin Don't Want Cash

Families of people killed by Soviet secret police in the Katyn massacre in 1940 reiterated that they do not plan to seek compensations from Russian authorities, RIA-Novosti reported Monday.

The decision was made in 2008 and has not changed because “there’s no price for the death of a husband, a father or a brother,” the Federation of Katyn Families said in a statement.

About 20,000 Poles, mostly military officers, were massacred in the Katyn Forest. Moscow’s reluctance to admit complete responsibility for the incident had soured relations between Russia and Poland, but this year, Russian authorities passed classified documents on the massacre to Poland.

On Friday, the State Duma publicly blamed Soviet leaders including Josef Stalin for ordering the killings.


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