RUSSIAN MEDIA ON THE CATASTROPHE OF SMOLENSK IN THE CONTEXT OF THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE KATYN MASSACRE (Rosyjskie media o katastrofie lotniczej pod Smolenskiem w kontekscie 70. rocznicy zbrodni katynskiej)
The article contains an analysis of the accounts of the Smolensk catastrophe of April 10, 2010 in Russian media. On account of a specific context of this tragedy (the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre) the article is also an attempt to highlight the role of the collective memory of the Katyn massacre in Polish-Russian relations. The analysis has been done on the major Russian opinion-forming press titles.
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.