The naming is a response by Warsaw councillors to Putin’s barbaric invasion of Ukraine and their desire to commemorate the victims of Russia’s war in Ukraine.
The city now joins Poznań, Gdańsk and Gdynia in renaming their squares and streets in support of the country.
Laying bare the secrets and the stories behind Warsaw’s Hoża street, the new Polish-English language book is set to achieve cult status for its charming exploration of the city’s hidden side.
Warsaw’s delightful little ul. Samborska (Samborska Street) is 22 metres long, 2.7 metres wide and doesn’t have a single building registered on it. It was not until 2010, almost half a century after it disappeared from the map that its street status was restored and a plaque erected in its honour.
A group of Holocaust survivors and their descendants have asked Warsaw's authorities to commemorate two Polish diplomats based in Switzerland during World War II for helping Jews escape deportation to death camps.
A Dutch term that can be translated as ‘living street’, a woonerf is an urban area designed to slow traffic and allow pedestrians greater space within a city, usually incorporating outdoor seating.