Polly.5397 Posted September 16, 2019 Share Posted September 16, 2019 (This post is not meant to spread any kind of hate or fights. I believe this wasn't intentional, this is a big game, I'd just like to discuss this issue:)Hi,I noticed dredge locations names are inspired by soviet history and with 99% places, I have no problem with, some of them are kind of funny, I can take a joke. However, there is one place , and I believe you meant nothing bad, that I think is a bit too much.The Molensk location in Wayfarer foothills resembles heavily the name of the city and federal subject of Smolensk, in Russia.For Eastern Europians, like myself, this place has long and tragic history that's still well alive.The events I'll describe are far more complex, but I'll shorten them:In 1940 in Katyn (which falls unders Smolenks federal subject) a series of mass executions of Polish military officers and intelligentsia took place, carried out by the Soviet Union. It is something that polish people never forgot and they remember it every year for memorial of this event.This massacre was kept top secret untill 1943, when the Nazi government discovered mass graves in Katyn forest. The USSR claimed the Nazis had done this in 1941 and it continued to deny responsibility for the massacres until 1990, when it officially acknowledged and condemned the perpetration of the killings, as well as the subsequent cover-up by the Soviet government. As you can see, this greatly damaged the polish-russian relationship.On 10 April 2010 we saw 70th memorial of Katyn massacre. On the day of the memorial, an airplane with many ministers, the president of Poland, his wife, the ex-president of Poland and many more... in total 96 people, were on their way to Smolensk to take part in memorial ceremonies. The plane crashed close to Smolensk North Airport, killing all 96 people on board. This event is known as the Smolensk air disaster. Even though Russia offered their help with investigating the disaster, there are still many strong theories in Poland saying Russia somehow played a role in the air disaster. It's even more painful considering these theories are supported by some polish political parties today.In the light of all this, could it be possible for you to change the name of this small area?Looking forward to discussion! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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