Just a short train ride from Warsaw are two contrasting cities that lie only a stone’s throw apart.
Two people were hospitalised with serious injuries after their Robinson R44 light helicopter crashed into the Vistula river near Sady, outside Warsaw, at about 14:00 on Thursday, the local fire chief informed PAP.
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 shipping channel on the Vistula Spit will serve to strengthen Polish sovereignty, independence and freedom, said President Andrzej Duda during a visit to the construction site on Saturday.
The archaeological team believe that the vessel, which is six metres wide and 37-metres-long, could date back as far as the 14th century and was most likely a cargo ship or punt used to transport up to 100 tons of goods in the times when Poland was Western Europe’s main grain supplier.
When the Red Army command crossed the Vistula on January 17, 1945, Soviet propogandists called it a liberation, a label that stuck for over seven decades. But as TFN’s Stuart Dowell notes, as early as 1944, the Soviet authorities in Praga had already begun building their terror apparatus to prepare the ground for the takeover of power.
A minister has proposed a way of increasing water retention but some say it’s just a pipe dream.
A German pilot was killed as his plane lost control and plunged into the Vistula River during a stunt performance at the Płock Air Picnic in central Poland on Saturday, a spokesman for Poland's State Fire Brigade, Edward Mysera told PAP.
The wreckage of the aircraft which plunged into the river during an air show was located at a depth of 3 to 6 metres, 20 metres from the river bank, spokesman for the Commander in Chief of the State Fire Brigade Paweł Frątczak told PAP.
A plane lost control and plunged into the Vistula River as it performed stunts at an air show in Plock, central Poland on Saturday.