"The idea that Russia is an enemy is still alive [in Poland]. Russians tend to believe Poland has tried to find the darkest parts of our history and to point it out, ignoring that Russia is now another country," Mr. Sumlenny said. "There was an idea that maybe [the crash] could be a turning point, that maybe relations would change. But I cannot say that relations are dramatically better. The history is very complicated."
"I cannot remember any situation of that kind where the Russian government was so open," said Sergej Sumlenny, a Russian political scientist and commentator based in Berlin. "Normally what you can expect is a very short press release with their conclusions. But in this case, they tried to open everything up."