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Nine Questions
for President Wladimir Putin
The answering of the following questions is the basis for further progress in the clarification of the fate of the Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg.

In answering these questions President Putin must be measured by his effort to clarify the disappearance of Raoul Wallenberg in the Soviet Union.

Only a comprehensive handling of the Wallenberg case, which will do justice to the historic truth, can lead to a breach with the conduct of previous administrations in Moscow.
  1. Can Moscow acknowledge through his elected President that the young Swedish diplomat went to Budapest only on humanitarian grounds and was in no way connected with the effort of Himmler to negotiate a separate peace with the Western Allies?
  2. What is the attitude of today's Russia towards the arrest of a diplomat from a neutral country through the special unit SMERSH of the Stalinist secret service? Is this arrest regarded as a violation of international law?
  3. In 1947 Raoul Wallenberg was transferred to the KGB special prison in Vladimir and was for many years receiving medical treatment by the physician Irina Butova. On what medical grounds? Which methods of treatment were applied?
  4. What is the position of President Putin regarding the detention and deportation of Polish citizens - some of them were discovered by Andrei Sacharov - and U.S. soldiers by Stalin?
  5. In which camps were the Poles and Americans detained and where are they today? When will the files about these special camps be made public? Is Moscow willing to hand them over to an international committee of historians with Russian participation?
  6. The KGB and his successor the FSB are keeping the file regarding Wallenberg, some 1.2 meters, outside Moscow in a special archive. When will all documents be handed over to the family of Raoul Wallenberg?
  7. Who is responsible for the, according to the former KGB head Bakatin, deliberate cover up by KGB agents although also in the Wallenberg case a different policy should have been conducted in the wake of Glasnost and Perestroika?
  8. What diagnosis made the physicians entrusted with the treatment of Raoul Wallenberg for stomach complaints at the end of the 1980's?
  9. Is Moscow willing to acknowledge that the World is asking about Raoul Wallenberg out of deeply felt respect for his historic action and not out of an anti-Soviet or anti-Russian attitude?