Jaroslaw Kurski, The Guardian | April 12, 2010
The death of many Polish government officials, including the President, has raised global awareness of the Russian massacre of 22,000 Polish troops 70 years ago. ++ This truth is the first step towards genuine reconciliation between the neighbors. ++ Russia is in mourning alongside Poland. ++ “Russia has opened its heart to Poland, but has also opened its heart to itself: to its own history and to the history of Russian Stalinism.” ++ Poland is in a state of shock, but the new democracy will move forward.