Archive for Kwiecień, 2010

Empty skies

17Kwi10

The four horsemen of the Apocalypse. Picture Victor Vatnetsov. (Click image to buy this or other Victor Vatnetsov pictures from the Illusions Gallery) Nearly all of Europe’s airports are closed after Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupted for the second time in a month on Wednesday, shooting ash several miles into the atmosphere. Winds pushed the plume […]


The text of a speech which the late Lech Kaczynski, President of the Republic of Poland was due to deliver in Katyn on 10 April 2010, the 70th anniversary of the Katyn Forest massacre. Representatives of Katyn families! Ladies and Gentlemen! In April 1941, more than 21.000 Polish prisoners from NKVD camps and prisons were […]


The late Lech Kaczynski. Photo Office of the President. The Economist In Memoriam: Lech Kaczynski The death of Poland’s president carries a terrible echo of his country’s past He was a man of unquestioned, almost painful, integrity. In 2005 he moved to the presidential palace not from one of the palatial homes favoured by most […]


The late Tomasz Merta, Under Secretary of State, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. From a photo Jan Mehlich. (Click on image to see original on Wikipedia and for details of licensing.) The Smolensk tragedy has touched every sphere of public and private life in Poland. It seems that nearly everyone has connections with one […]


1. Kaczynski Lech, President of the Republic of Poland 2. Kaczynska Maria, First Lady 3. Kaczorowski Ryszard, Last President of the Polish Government-in-Exile The remaining passengers are listed in alphabetical order with the surname given first. The names of the flight crew are listed at the end. 4. Agacka-Indecka Joanna, Chair of the Polish Bar […]


by Bronislaw Komorowski, acting President of Poland Bronislaw Komorowski, Speaker of the Sejm and acting President Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear fellow countrymen, Poland is in mourning, the plane crash has brought us great pain. We have lost the President of the Republic Lech Kaczynski and his wife, Deputy Speakers of the Sejm and Senate, Ministers, […]


Beeb boobs

11Kwi10

Screen capture from BBC News website President Putin? Oh Auntie!