Just five days after being elected as Poland’s first president in the newly independent second republic, Gabriel Narutowicz was gunned down in cold blood during the opening of an art exhibition. TFN’s Nick Westerby looks back at the extraordinary events 98 years ago today.
The marriage was to commemorate the country re-establishing itself as a maritime power on the Baltic Sea.
Posting on Facebook, Morawiecki lashed out at the Russian president accusing him of rewriting history following his claims that it was Poland’s response to the Munich agreement of 1938, and not the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact signed between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union that caused the war.
Chiefly designed by Polish architect Zygmunt Plater-Zyberk, the racetrack drew on two styles that were popular in Poland in the 1930s: functionalism and the smooth lines of ocean liners. Today it is considered a ‘pearl of European equestrian architecture’ representing the future of racetrack design.