Katyn in Russia

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Katyn memorial © panoramio.com - Vlad Shtelts/cc-by-sa-3.0

Katyn memorial © panoramio.com – Vlad Shtelts/cc-by-sa-3.0

Katyn is a rural locality (a selo) in Smolensky District of Smolensk Oblast, Russia, located approximately 20 kilometers (12 mi) to the west of Smolensk, the administrative center of the oblast. The village had a population of 1,737 in 2007.

It is situated to the west of the city of Smolensk (about 18 km from its center) and circa 60 km from the Russian borders with Belarus. It has a station on the BerlinWarsawMinskMoscow international railway line.

Church of the Resurrection of Christ © Kapsuglan/cc-by-sa-3.0 Katyn memorial © Zelyoniy.anton/cc-by-sa-4.0 Memorial at the site of the Katyn massacre © Goku122/cc-by-sa-3.0 Katyn memorial © panoramio.com - Vlad Shtelts/cc-by-sa-3.0 Katyn Museum in Warsaw © Adrian Grycuk/cc-by-sa-3.0-pl Church of the Resurrection of Christ © Happa/cc-by-3.0
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Memorial at the site of the Katyn massacre © Goku122/cc-by-sa-3.0
Before World War I, Gnezdovo with the Katyn Forest belonged to the Koźliński family. In the 19th century, Piotr Koźliński married Leokadia Lefftreu, the daughter of the director of the English railway construction company in Russia. Under the marriage articles Gniezdovo and Katyn became co-owned by the British.

The Katyn Forest, in the vicinity of the village, was the site of the Katyn massacre during World War II, in which thousands of captured Polish officers and other citizens were killed. On 5 March 1940, Stalin approved, together with Voroshilov, Mikoyan and Molotov, a proposal from Beria that lead to the assassination of 21,857 Poles (Katyn war cemetery).

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