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Quote from : Wikipedia : 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 Crash
The 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash happened on 10 April 2010, when a Tupolev Tu-154M aircraft of the Polish Air Force crashed near the city of Smolensk, Russia, killing all 96 people aboard.
These include the Polish president Lech Kaczyński and his wife, the chief of the Polish General Staff and other senior Polish military officers, the president of the National Bank of Poland, Poland's deputy foreign minister, Polish government officials, 12 members of the Polish parliament, senior members of the Polish clergy, and relatives of victims of the Katyn massacre.
They were en route from Warsaw to attend an event marking the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre.
The site of the Katyn massacre is approximately 19 kilometres (12 mi) west of Smolensk.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
According to preliminary reports, the pilot attempted to land at Smolensk North Airport, a recently decommissioned former military airbase, in thick fog that reduced visibility to about 500 metres (1,600 ft).
The plane was too low as it approached the runway.
It struck trees in the fog, turned upside down, and fell to the ground 200 metres (660 ft) before the airfield in a wooded area, where it broke into pieces.
Quote from : Wikipedia : N.K.V.D.
The People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs (Russian: Народный Комиссариат Внутренних Дел Narodnyy Komissariat Vnutrennikh Del), abbreviated NKVD (Russian: НКВД About this sound listen (help·info)) was the public and secret police organization of the Soviet Union that directly executed the rule of power of the Soviets, including political repression, during the era of Stalin.
The NKVD contained the regular, public police force of the USSR (including traffic police, firefighting, border guards and archives) but is better known for the activities of the Gulag and the Main Directorate for State Security (GUGB), which eventually became the Committee for State Security (KGB).
It conducted mass extrajudicial executions, ran the Gulag system of forced labor camps, suppressed underground resistance, conducted mass deportations of entire nationalities and Kulaks to unpopulated regions of the country, guarded state borders, conducted espionage and political assassinations abroad, was responsible for influencing foreign governments, and enforced Stalinist policy within communist movements in other countries.
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Quote from : Wikipedia : Federal Security Service (F.S.B., Russia)
he Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) (Russian: ФСБ, Федеральная служба безопасности Российской Федерации; Federal'naya sluzhba bezopasnosti Rossiyskoy Federatsii) is the main domestic security agency of the Russian Federation and the main successor agency of the Soviet-era Cheka, NKVD and KGB.
The FSB is involved in counter-intelligence, internal and border security, counter-terrorism, and surveillance.
Its .quarters are on Lubyanka Square, downtown Moscow, the same location as the former .quarters of the KGB.
The Federal Counterintelligence Service (FSK) was the predecessor of the FSB. A bill calling for the reorganization, expansion and renaming of FSK passed both houses of the Russian parliament and was signed into law on April 3, 1995, by Boris Yeltsin.
It was made subordinate to the Ministry of Justice by presidential decree on March 9, 2004.
These events marked the creation of the FSB.
Quote from : Wikipedia : International Civil Aviation Organization
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a specialized agency of the United Nations, codifies the principles and techniques of international air navigation and fosters the planning and development of international air transport to ensure safe and orderly growth.
Its .quarters are located in the Quartier International of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
The ICAO Council adopts standards and recommended practices concerning air navigation, its infrastructure, Flight inspection, prevention of unlawful interference, and facilitation of border-crossing procedures for international civil aviation.
In addition, the ICAO defines the protocols for air accident investigation followed by transport safety authorities in countries signatory to the Convention on International Civil Aviation, commonly known as the Chicago Convention.
The ICAO should not be confused with the International Air Transport Association (IATA), a trade organization for airlines also .quartered in Montreal, or with the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO), an organization for Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSP's) with its .quarters at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in the Netherlands.
Originally posted by SKUNK2
Wasn't the Polish prime minister pro-western??? Yes he was...The Russians kind of benefit from his death because it means there is far lesser chance of the Starwars defence shield being placed in Poland now(Russia is pissed about that). You watch, the next Polish PM will be Pro-Russian.
Originally posted by ponyboyats
reply to post by trusername
blue sweater? you mean the guard in the blue coat? he's a police/army guard.
Originally posted by capzzz
I wonder when a concpiracy movie about that plane crash is coming out..