Prior to leaving Poland for an EU summit, Russian President Medvedev laid a wreath, Tuesday morning, at Warsaw’s Soviet Military Cemetery.
Raised in the years 1949-1950, the cemetery contains the remains of over 20,000 Soviet soldiers who fell during the collapse of the Nazi occupation of Poland.
During the launch of the forum, film director Andrzej Wajda was awarded with the ‘Order of Friendship.’ Last April, in the wake of the Smolensk tragedy, Russian national television screened the director’s recent work Katyn, the first film to focus on the wartime Soviet massacre of Polish citizens. The decision to screen the film during prime time viewing hours was welcomed by Poles as a positive development.
Nearly 1000 Soviet soldiers died liberating Gdañsk from Nazi Germans. Their cemetery is a really nice one:
You achieved a great victory You were indomitable in battle You gave your life for the right cause To Soviet heroes who liberated Gdañsk Gdañsk residents