Poland's history institute has placed a paid advertisement in a popular daily in Russia to seek details of the deaths and burials of three leaders abducted in 1945 to Moscow where they died after a trial on fabricated charges.

The Komsomolskaya Pravda, loyal to President Vladimir Putin, on Friday ran the "Missing" ad that included pictures and a brief story of Leopold Okulicki, Jan Stanislaw Jankowski and Stanislaw Jasiukowicz, members of then-clandestine Polish state that was emerging from World War II.

Invited by Soviet authorities for talks, they were instead brought to Moscow and tried on false charges of collaboration with German Nazis.

With this ad, Poland's Institute of National Remembrance hopes to gather new information and spread awareness of these facts in Russia.

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On the internet: http://ipn.gov.pl/en/news/2015/missing.-does-anyone-know