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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 […]