1990: Soviet Union -Poland Soviet Union accepts responsibility for the 1940 massacre of Polish POWs

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Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev admits the Soviet Union was responsible for the 1940 massacre of Polish POWs at the Katyn forest.

To: 
Poland
From: 
Soviet Union
Year of Apology: 
1990
Footnote: 
Bohlen, Celestine. “Russian Files Show Stalin Ordered Massacre of 20,000 Poles in 1940.” New York Times. October 15, 1992; Boyes, Roger. “Yeltsin Snubs Katyn Massacre Ceremony.” The Times. (London) June 6, 1995.