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    Poland and Russia: a fresh start or business as usual?
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    Written by: Rafal Wonicki All articles by Rafal Wonicki

    Russia’s sympathy after the Polish government air crash in April 2010 gave real hope that relations between them would improve. Publishing secret Soviet documents relating to Katyn was a good start, but there was political calculation too. Russia is still playing its old imperial game in which Poland’s EU activities and promotion of democracy in Belarus play no part, warns Rafal Wonicki

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    Poland's unique election
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    Written by: Adam Szostkiewicz All articles by Adam Szostkiewicz

    The choice of a successor to the president killed in the "second Katyn" tragedy was always going to be an emotionally and politically complex process. The result suggests that the Poles and their institutions have passed both tests, says Adam Szostkiewicz.

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    After the plane crash: Russian attitudes to Katyn
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    Written by: Alexei Levinson All articles by Alexei Levinson

    The NKVD’s mass execution in 1940 of Polish officers in Katyn Forest has complicated the often tense relations between Russia and Poland. But the plane crash on 10 April 2010 brought the countries closer together. Russia’s Levada Center has recently carried out a survey into Russian attitudes to Poland and Katyn in particular. The results were sometimes startling, as Alexei Levinson recounts.

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    Russia-Poland: a history too terrible
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    Written by: Andrei Kolesnikov All articles by Andrei Kolesnikov

    The plane crash at Smolensk which Poland’s president has provoked an outpouring of Russian sympathy, from Putin down. It has helped many Russians identify their country’s responsibility for the Katyn massacre in 1940. But it has left many others unmoved, even cynical. ‘Re-setting’ Russian-Polish relations is not going to be easy.

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    Poland’s second Katyń: out of the ashes
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    Written by: Krzysztof Bobinski All articles by Krzysztof Bobinski

    The flight-disaster that consumed Poland’s president and dozens of the nation’s senior figures may be followed by a lasting improvement in relations between Warsaw and Moscow, says Krzysztof Bobinski.

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    Landmark Sudanese elections marred by confusion, delay and allegations of fraud
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    Written by: Laura Hilger All articles by Laura Hilger

    Sudan polling starts amidst delays and confusion. Polish president and other elites died in plane crash. Obama hosts ‘unprecedented’ nuclear summit. Death toll rises to 21 in Bangkok protests. Ousted Kyrgyz president defiant as interim leader takes office. All this and more, in today's security update.

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