Monthly Archives: April 2010
SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, I am very pleased to welcome someone who has become a friend and is a very valued colleague to the State Department. Foreign Minister Sikorski is a very eloquent advocate for the interests and values not only of Poland and not only of Europe, but more generally of universal values, and in particular the value of democracy. Continue reading
BLAME and sympathy are the twin fuels of Polish politics in the contest to elect a successor to President Lech Kaczynski, who died with his wife and 94 others in a plane crash at Smolensk, near Katyn, on April 10th. Only two candidates matter. One is Lechâ€™s twin brother, Jaroslaw, leader of the opposition Law and Justice Party (PiS in its Polish acronym). The other is Bronislaw Komorowski, the speaker of the lower house of the Polish parliament, who has been acting president since the crash. Continue reading
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The tragedy outside Smolensk has, to the surprise â€¨of many, brought Russo-Polish relations to a new level of understanding
TheÂ recent crash of the Polish president Lech Kaczynski’s plane near Smolensk, where the remains of 22,000 Poles shot by the NKVD in 1940 are buried, prompted an unexpected warming of relations between Russia and Poland. Until now even unshared tragedies (such as the war in Chechnya) inspired only animosity on both sides. Continue reading
Russian and Polish empathy over the tragic plane crash in western Russia which claimed the lives of Polish President Lech Kaczynski, his wife and another 94 individuals, will help in overcoming challenges between the two countries, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei… Continue reading
Zaal Samadashvili, the Tbilisi City Council chairman, said on April 27 that the current Black… Continue reading
The Polish Presidentâ€™s Tupolev-154M airplane that crashed near Smolensk was in perfect condition but the crew made a number of errors. According to RIAN, this declaration was made by a â€œRosaviationâ€ representative on Thursday
Sikorski’s talks in the U.S. will focus on international security and bilateral relations, the ministry said.
Twenty-two candidates are planning to participate in Polish presidential elections following the April 10 plane crash in Russia that killed President Lech Kaczynski and dozens of members of the country’s top military, political, and church elite. The candidates include the president’s twin brother Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the former prime minister. Continue reading
The public will receive broader access to documents addressing Soviet-era mass repression, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said at a joint news conference with Danish Prime Minister Lars Rasmussen in Copenhagen on April 28.
“Yesterday (Tuesday), police searched 84 apartments and questioned 94 suspects. Ten people were charged with possessing or distributing child pornography,” according to a statement by Polish national police headquarters. Continue reading