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05/17/2018 01:05Homicidal Russian hand behind Smolensk no longer implausible: opinion    ( )
In light of Russia's annexation of Crimea, invasion of eastern Ukraine, and poisoning of one of its ex-spies in England, it is no longer fanciful to suggest ...
05/16/2018 11:10New Evidence Shows Russia Played a Role in Plane Crash That Killed Poland's Top Brass    ( Observer )
The crash of a Polish Air Force Tu-154 airliner near the Russian city of Smolensk on April 10, 2010 stands as the most momentous air disaster in ...
05/15/2018 07:15“I'll put them behind bars, sonny, don't worry.” Traffic safety inspectors jailed for 4 years for arresting ...    ( )
Two years ago, Smolensk state traffic safety inspectors have pulled over a .... Article 447 of the Criminal-Procedural Code of the Russian Federation ...
05/03/2018 14:05Smolensk Traffic Safety Inspectorate officers detained prosecutor and now imprisoned    ( )
At the end of last week, the court of Tver sentenced three officers of the Smolensk traffic police, who earlier received suspended sentences they detained .... The press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the Smolensk noted that the employees would be dismissed from the internal affairs ...
04/25/2018 02:50EU's Tusk testifies in Poland over president's plane crash    ( Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog) )
Tusk was testifying before a three-judge panel at the Provincial Court in Warsaw in a case relating to the 2010 plane crash in Russia that killed ... the first lady and many state officials and military leaders were killed in the crash on April 10, 2010, near the rudimentary airport in Smolensk, Russia.
04/24/2018 12:50Donald Tusk denies role in death of Polish president    ( The Times )
Mr Tusk was giving evidence in a trial of former officials from his office who are accused of negligence over the crash in Smolensk, Russia, in 2010. The disaster, which claimed 96 lives including that of President Kaczynski and senior military and political figures, continues to produce conspiracy theories ...
04/24/2018 12:50EU's Tusk to testify in Poland over president's plane crash    ( The San Luis Obispo Tribune )
Top European Union official Donald Tusk says his appearance in court in a case relating to the 2010 plane crash that killed Poland's president and 95 others is about "important matters." Families of some of the victims have sued officials in the government of the time, saying they failed to make sure the ...
04/24/2018 05:50EU's Tusk testifies in Poland over president's plane crash    (
Donald Tusk testifies at trial in Poland involving death of former president in plane crash -
04/21/2018 07:50Over 55000 troops to march in WWII Victory Day parades across Russia    ( TASS )
For the first time ever, foot formations of the Russian Defense Ministry's military police, the Vasilevsky Military Academy of Air Defense Troops (Smolensk), a branch of the Nakhimov naval school (Sevastopol), and also two of the National Guard's educational institutions - the Saratov Military Institute and ...
04/18/2018 16:55“Armored birch” and “cracking frankfurters”: Polish “Skripal 2” operation    ( Eurasia Daily )
The theory that there was an explosion aboard the plane that carried Polish President Lech Kaczynski to Smolensk on Apr 10, 2010, and that Russia is responsible for the plane's crash and the death of its 96 passengers has now become an official story in Poland. And it has a common denominator with ...
04/14/2018 03:50Hundreds of tulips honour former First Lady    ( )
Kaczyńska and her husband, then-President Lech Kaczyński, died along with 94 others on 10 April, 2010, when their plane crashed while trying to land at a military air base in Smolensk, western Russia. In 2008, Dutch tulip breeder Jan Ligthart named a cream-coloured tulip variety that he had worked ...
04/13/2018 05:45Russia falsifies medical records endangering the life of abducted Ukrainian teenager Pavlo Hryb ...    ( UNIAN )
Russia has since fiddled the date, claiming that the young man was 'arrested' in Russia's Smolensk on August 25. Had Hryb really been on the international wanted list, as his father was told, he should have been detained at the Ukrainian – Belarusian border, with proper procedure set in motion.
04/12/2018 07:50Smolensk crash report: Disaster result of mid-air blasts    ( UNIAN )
According to the commission, first the presidential plane's left wing exploded when the jet was more than 900 meters from Smolensk airport. Later, while the plane was still in midair, there was an explosion in the plane's hull and a total power failure, according to the report. Air traffic controllers in ...
04/11/2018 20:50Poland marks 8th anniversary of president's death in Russia    ( New York Daily News )
The ceremony of the unveiling of a monument to the victims of the plane crash is among the ceremonies commemorating the eighth anniversary of the presidential plane crash near Smolensk at the Pilsudski Square in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, April 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski).
04/11/2018 09:50Russian who died in UK was fearful of returning home, inquest told    ( The Guardian )
From exile, Perepilichnyy defended himself against legal actions in Moscow and Smolensk. One was for $3m (ÂŁ2.12m) and another for ÂŁ3m ($4.25m), the Old Bailey heard. Both featured bond deals that Perepilichnyy, an investment fund manager, allegedly guaranteed. Dzhirsa's legal action failed amid ...
04/11/2018 09:50New monument unveiled as Poland marks eight years since air disaster    (
Poland marks eight years since presidential air disaster -
04/11/2018 09:50Smolensk crash: mistaken body parts, trash found at coffins of died    (Independent Newspapers Limited)
Poland Honours Victims Of 2010 Smolensk Plane Crash - Independent Newspapers Limited
04/11/2018 09:50Ruling Polish party ends crash commemorations as support ebbs    (ABC News)
Poland marks 8th anniversary of president's death in Russia - ABC News
04/11/2018 09:50Duda: Poland-Russia relations are complicated due to Smolensk tragedy, aggression against ...    ( Ukrinform. Ukraine and world news )
"The relations [with Russia] are complicated. On the one hand, because of the Smolensk tragedy, the return of the plane wreckage... However, it's not only about the Smolensk tragedy. It is also a matter of Russian aggression in Ukraine, the occupation of Crimea, the occupation of part of the Ukrainian ...
04/11/2018 09:50Polish investigator: Blast seen as official cause behind death of Smolensk plane crash victims    ( UNIAN )
Poland's ex-Minister of National Defense Antoni Macierewicz, who now heads the Polish sub-commission to investigate the crash of a Tu-154 plane with former Polish President Lech Kaczynski and other senior officials of Poland in Russia's Smolensk in 2010, has said the official cause behind the death ...


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