The Tundra Tabloids wishes to extend its deepest condolences to the people of Poland and to the Polish readers of the Tundra Tabloids. This is a sad and great loss. KGS
UPDATE: Commentor and blogger Subu adds: The polish people and the world have lost a great man. My sympathies and deepest condolences to them. Nothing surprises me any longer about the poor quality of Russian planes ..sic Ban these planes from airspaces More here.
MOSCOW — A plane carrying the Polish president, Lech Kaczynski, and his wife crashed in western Russia on Saturday morning, and there were no survivors, according to Russian media.Putin Marks Soviet Massacre of Polish Officers (April 8, 2010) Officials did not immediately have information on the identities of the dead.A spokeswoman for the emergency management ministry said on Russian television that the plane, a Tupolev 154, crashed as it was landing in Smolensk, and 87 people on board had died.Mr. Kaczynski had been due in western Russia to commemorate the anniversary of the murder of thousands of Polish officers by the Soviet Union at the beginning of World War II.The ceremonies were to be held at a site in the Katyn forest close to Smolensk, where 70 years ago members of the Soviet secret police executed more than 20,000 Polish officers captured after the Soviet Army invaded Poland in 1939.