Polish President Lech Kaczynski’s Tu-154 aircraft debris (RIA Novosti / Oleg Mineev)
A Polish parliamentary investigation into President’s Lech Kaczynski plane crash in Smolensk in 2010 is considering witness protection: A flight engineer set to deliver critical testimony was found hanged in his house in Warsaw.
The body of Remigiusz Muś, a 42-year-old aviation engineer, was found by his wife in the cellar of their house in the suburbs of the Polish capital at around 11:30pm...Read Full Story
June 11, 2012
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WARSAW, Poland ● Warsaw authorities appealed for calm on Monday ahead of a planned march by around 5,000 Russian fans to Warsaw stadium to watch their team’s Euro 2012 Group A match against Poland, which could be a potential flashpoint of the tournament.
The two neighbours have always had complicated relations strained by historical animosity and the Soviet domination after World War II.
A plane crash that...Read Full Story
The monument to commemorate victims of the Smolensk plane crash has been built in Kalkow, Poland
President Kaczynski and the presidential delegation were killed as they were heading to a memorial service at Katyn, near Smolensk, for 22,000 Polish officers and troops killed by Soviet forces in World War II 70 years ago
Not everyone thinks a new memorial to the 2010 Smolensk plane crash that killed 96 people, including Poland's president, is exactly fitting
The Russian-made Tupolev...Read Full Story
This article titled “Smolensk air crash – a year on and the scars are yet to heal” was written by Julian Borger and Helen Pidd in Warsaw, for The Guardian on Friday 8th April 2011 08.00 UTC
Every evening, come snow, wind or rain, a small crowd gathers for an outdoor mass by a cross made of red and white candles laid before the presidential palace in central Warsaw.
The Catholic mass is for President Lech Kaczynski, his wife and 94 other leading Poles killed a year ago when their plane crashed...Read Full Story
Polish commentators on Wednesday hailed the successful emergency landing of a Boeing airliner at Warsaw airport as a miracle and emotional catharsis for a nation that lost its president and dozens of other state officials in an aviation disaster last year.
The daily Super Express splashed the title "Miracle at Okecie" on its front page. Okecie is the Warsaw suburb where the Frederic Chopin International Airport is...Read Full Story
Lech Kaczynski Wall
Lech Kaczynski was the president of Poland in 2010, when he died in a plane crash with his wife and many other officials on April 10. He rose to fame as a child star, then moved into politics. He became President in 2005. See more about Lech Kaczynski here.