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Russia_3844 - Rings to remember

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This is the main altar and memorial at the site. The monument is made of steel, constantly red from the rusting signifying the blood of those killed. A bell sunk into the ground tolls on the hour.

 

Nazi Germany announced the discovery of mass graves in the Katyn Forest in 1943. The revelation led to the end of diplomatic relations between Moscow and the London based Polish government in exile. The Soviet Union continued to deny the massacres until 1990.

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Taken on September 29, 2009