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Polish Families In Russia For Crash Anniversary


Polish President Lech Kaczynski was among the 96 victims of the crash

Polish President Lech Kaczynski was among the 96 victims of the crash

Polish First Lady Anna Komorowska is leading dozens of grieving families to western Russia to mark the first anniversary of a plane crash that killed the country's president and members of its elite.

Some 125 relatives of the 96 victims landed in Moscow early on April 9 before boarding buses that took them to the city of Smolensk -- site of the April 10, 2010 disaster that took the life of President Lech Kazcynski.

The late Polish president and his top ministers and military commanders had been flying to Smolensk to visit the nearby village of Katyn where thousands of Polish officers were massacred at the start of World War II.

compiled from agency reports
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