The national delegations of the Nordic and Baltic States as well as Poland to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) have said that Russian parliamentarians should not attend its meeting this month.
Relatively unknown in her home country during her short lifetime, 19th century painter Anna Bilińska was a pioneer for female artists who followed, defying conventions, overcoming personal adversity and succeeding in attracting critical acclaim abroad.
Billed as the ‘Mighty Son of Poland’, strongman Jan Stanisław Cyganiewicz was wrestling’s first world champion who would later die in poverty despite a glittering career.
The 33-year-old conductor told TFN: “It’s a source of great pride for me that I can take part in the shaping of cultural life in Nancy, a city on which Polish King Stanisław Leszczyński had such a great influence. I hope I will be able to be a worthy representative of Polish culture in Nancy.”
President Andrzej Duda has sent a message of condolences to Alexander Van der Bellen, his Austrian counterpart, following Monday's deadly terrorist attacks in Vienna.
It was Jerzy Kulczycki who is thought to have opened the first coffee house in Vienna following the Ottoman siege there in 1683.
Not only did Jerzy Kulczycki open Vienna’s first café he also helped save the city from the besieging Turks.
Fearing that the monument of King Jan III Sobieski leading hussars into battle during the Siege of Vienna may be perceived as anti-Turkish, Vienna mayor Michael Ludwig said that it was not an appropriate time to erect military monuments – despite a long-term plan to have it on the capital’s Kahlenberg hill.
After receiving a tip off, the director of Warsaw’s Royal Castle ditched his plans to buy the china and instead tracked down the portrait of controversial king Augustus III before he had been crowned. The purchase fills an important gap in the castle’s collection as it is the only portrait for which the young Saxon aristocrat sat.
On January 12, the Sopot Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra will appear at the Grosser Sall, also known as the "Great Hall" due to its highly regarded acoustics, in the Musikverein in Vienna.