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Lightened candles at Monument of Katyn Victims to commemorate plane crash. Begin of week of mourning in Poznan, Poland.
President of Poland Lech Kaczynski, First Lady and many members of the Polish governing elite, in particular, the armed forces, were killed en route to a commemoration service for the Katyn massacre of 1940, in which over 20,000 members of the Polish armed forces, as well as leading intellectuals and civil servants, were killed - on the direct orders of Stalin.