Monday, April 26, 2010

Another Russian Opening

The FSB (Federal Security Service, successor to the KGB) has released a document that admits that Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who saved the lives of thousands of Hungarian Jews from the Nazis, was questioned for 16 hours in the Lubyanka Prison. This is more information than Russia has released previously, and it may indicate that there is more.

Amy Knight notes that when you add this to the admissions about the Katyn massacre, it looks like Russia is opening up on some of the uglier parts of its past. I'll add in the flutter of possibility on the occupation of the Baltic States to wonder if Russia is changing some of its policies to act more responsibly.

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