Destruction of Evidence
Russia's "Scientific" Approach to Air Crash Investigations?
AG2010 Misja Specjalna.
Wreckage of Polish Tupolev Tu-154M in Smolensk, Russia
The images and video footage you are about to see were never published before. This is the wreckage of the Polish government’s plane that crashed on April 10, 2010 in Smolensk.
This footage shows how the members of the Russian special services who were present on the site of the tragedy during the first days after the crash handled the wreckage. The majority of the trees, that the Tupolev TU-154 is alleged to have made contact with, were cut down. Whatever vegetation remained, was then scorched to the ground... The wreckage was left unprotected from the elements for several years.
This footage documents how Russians destroyed the most important piece of the evidence in this crash - the Polish government Tupolev Tu-154M. The remains of the wreckage where moved from place to place. The larger pieces were stretched-out, compacted, and crushed with premeditation. The majority of the aircraft remains were never analyzed in any way. In the end, the wreckage remains found their way onto an auxiliary landing strip at the Severny airport.
The Russian investigators and the representatives of the Prime Minister Donald Tusk's Polish government claimed that the crash site was thoroughly searched, and that all human remains were carefully collected. Yet, contrary to those assurances, to this day more human remains are being found...
Raw Crash-Site Footage Courtesy of Anita Gargas:
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"Russian Image Management"
The trip to Smolensk was expected to highlight Russia finally admitting culpability in the massacre, after long having blamed it on the Germans, an atrocity they had tried to conceal for over 70 years.
As for the reception committee, it had different ideas. Putin wasn’t looking forward to such an occasion. Into this poisonous reception brew was President Kaczynski’s well-known public criticism of Moscow and Putin, a habit that has ended the lives of others within Russia – and abroad. A few discouraging Russian requirements – that Kaczynski could not attend in any official capacity – did not halt the Poles. Kaczynski would go anyway on non-official, “personal” business. To Russians, such a distinction would be meaningless, not lessening the possible international excoriation of such an event. A problem ripe for a modern, Russian solution: a tragic, ‘natural’ accident.
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