Tragedy in Poland

A plane carrying 132 people, including Polish president Lech Kaczynski and his wife crashed in Russia, killing everyone on board. He was scheduled to attend a meeting held in Russia for the 70th anniversary of Katyn Forest massacre. Instead, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev declared a day of mourning over the plane crash for tomorrow. The body of Lech Kaczynski had been flown back to Poland later today.

Among the American cities with very high Polish population, e.g. Pittsburgh and Chicago, the city hardest hit by the tragedy is in New Britain, Connecticut, where about 1/4 of the city’s population is of Polish descent. For more on how the Polish community is coping with the tragedy, go to:

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