The regional centre of Smolensk with a population 325 500 people, is situated at a distance of 400 km west from Moscow.
Yuri Gagarin First Man in Space was born in Smolensk region and killed in a fighter crash.
Plane was 30 years old, only 96 on board, Polish pilot didn't obey to Russian ground control, tried 4 times emergency landing on an old military base that hadn't been used for years .... why emergency landing? Because of dense fog? Why did the pilot refuse to land in Minsk? Was there something to hide?
Just thinking on my own and asking.