This souvenir sheet was issued in memory of the soldiers which were killed in 1940 in Katyn (Western Russia) by the order of Stalin. The crime was disgusting by itself, but even worse the truth about it was being hidden for many years! The Soviet government invented the other version of this event: the soldiers were killed by the German fascists and it was even adopted by the Polish communism authorities. Fortunately this year the situation has changed - the Russian govern
ment presented the original Stalin's order, admitted it and denounced. I do hope this acts will improve our relationships.
On the s\s you can see the buttons of the soldiers' war uniform.
Thank you very much, Andrzej!