Entitled “Wall of Culture”, the murals in Warsaw and Prague mark 40 years since the establishment of Solidarity, which played such a key role in the changes in the region at the end of 1980s.
Polish diplomats will not be allowed to lay flowers at a building that once was the local headquarters of the dreaded Soviet secret police NKVD, charge d'affaires of the Polish Embassy in Moscow Jacek Sladewski said.
The battle’s importance for Poland and the rest of Europe cannot be overstated. According to British diplomat Lord Edgar Vincent d’Abernon it is 18th in the list of the most important battles in the history of the world, ahead of the Battle of Stalingrad and the Battle of Midway.
The Polish Sejm (lower house) passed on Friday a presidential draft law on granting financial benefits to Poles who were exiled or deported to the Soviet Union in the years 1939-56.
Negotiations of “The Agreement Concerning the Demarcation of the Established and the Existing Polish-German State Frontier” were filled with tension with East German politicians refusing to treat the new border as a finality.
The parts belong to an Ilyushin Il-2, a ground-attack aircraft that was one of the mainstays of the Soviet Air Force.
Russia is resorting to disinformation to whitewash its negative role in World War II, Stanisław Żaryn, the spokesperson for Poland's special services coordinator, wrote in a Wednesday statement to PAP.
The Estonian parliament in a Wednesday resolution condemned Russia's attempts to burden Poland with co-responsibility for the outbreak of World War Two. The Russian ambassador to Estonia has called the resolution "blasphemous."
Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki said on Thursday that "the current Russian authorities have been trying to rebuild the Stalinist-era version of history." Morawiecki said this in Prague where he was attending a Visegrad Group meeting with the Austrian chancellor.
Russian President Vladimir Putin's Saturday statements about the outbreak of World War Two resemble Stalinist-era propaganda, the Polish Foreign Ministry wrote in a Saturday statement.