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Putin Won't Attend Auschwitz Memorial

Russian President Vladimir Putin will not travel to Poland for the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi concentration camp, his spokesman said Tuesday. Dmitry Peskov said a trip to Poland "is not on the Russian president's agenda." The Soviet Red Army liberated the camp on Jan. 27, 1945. The Auschwitz museum will commemorate the occasion on International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Jan. 27. French President Francois Hollande and Germany President Joachim Gauck will attend the anniversary event, according to the museum.