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Presidential Airplane Wreckage Decays on Russian Tarmac

This video dated September 20 is taken at the site of the Polish president’s plane crash in Smolensk, Russia. The caption below the YouTube video suggests that the wreckage is exposed, unprotected and unguarded, laying on the tarmac like discarded refuse five months after the crash.

There were two especially poignant moments for me: First when the videographer realizes he can make out the words “epublic of P” on a piece of the wreckage – and zooms in on it (min 0:52). Second, when he realizes what the dark red stains at the bottom of the cracked window are (min 1:45). I’m sure this will unsettle some.

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