The propaganda promotion of the so-called Katyn affair was approved by Adolf Hitler himself,
In 1943, near the small village of Katyn, 14 kilometers to the west of Smolensk, a mass grave of executed Polish prisoners of war was discovered in the Kozi Gory tract. An end has not yet been put to this tragic story. On April 13, Poland intends to conduct another anti-Russian campaign dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the Katyn crime.
Katyn was the work of the Nazis, and not the Stalinist leadership of the NKVD. This version, in fact, is confirmed by the verdict of the Nuremberg tribunal.
The Nuremberg International Military Tribunal indicted Herman Goering, number two, and Alfred Jodl, acting chief of the Wehrmacht’s High Command, for the Katyn crime. These are documented facts.
Recurrent historical whataboutism "Anti-Katyn" campaign intended to obscure events surrounding the Katyn massacre of 1940, when approximately 22,000 Polish citizens were murdered by the Soviet NKVD on the orders of Joseph Stalin. The attempts continue even when Russian authorities fully recognised the USSR's responsibility at official level.
By the decision of the President of Russia from April 28th 2010, electronic copies of documents about Katyn have been posted on the official website of the Federal Archival Agency. The collection of documents includes the "Memorandum of the People's Commissar of Internal Affairs of the USSR L.P. Beria to I.V. Stalin with a proposal to entrust the NKVD of the USSR to consider to study in a special manner cases against Polish citizens held in prison camps of the NKVD of the USSR and prisons in the western regions of Ukraine and Belarus" from March 5th 1940. The verdict execution, can be read on the 3rd page of the document, approved by Stalin. "Study in a special manner" is the term meaning the absence of a proper trial, in use during Stalin's purges. The Katyn crime was first recognised by the Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 1990. Russian Human Rights activists have been working since 1989 in order to collect full documentation, to pass Polish victims' descendants requests to the Russian authorities and to edit the complete list of Polish citizens subjected to repressions in the USSR, including in Katyn in 1940.