Billed in most quarters as the most important Presidential visit ever made to Poland, Joe Biden’s foray to Warsaw promises to be remembered as a touchstone moment – quite possibly, one with global implications.
Film producer Janusz Heatcliff Iwanowski spent three decades collecting material for the film, including the account of a banker who lent money to Eastern Bloc countries, the story of a secretary who observed the Gierek era from the inside, and the memoirs of an advisor who helped Gierek change and modernise the Polish economy.
Opening its doors for the first time On May 8, 1971, the Spodek Arena in Katowice has since hosted dignitaries, rock stars and sporting royalty. Alex Webber looks back at the iconic building’s iconic history.
Through Brezhnev and the bad times to its sparkling reinvention, TFN looks at the highs and lows of Warsaw’s central station.