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05/18/2018 19:10International law is fundamental to world order: Polish president    ( )
Law and Justice is also continuing to search for the causes of the April 10, 2010 crash of a Polish plane in Smolensk, western Russia, which killed ...
05/14/2018 17:10Polish, Hungarian PMs to meet    ( )
... a monument in Budapest commemorating the 2010 crash of a Polish presidential plane in Smolensk, western Russia, which killed all 96 on board.
05/13/2018 13:05Describe the Night, Hampstead Theatre, London — epic and ambitious    ( Financial Times )
Rajiv Joseph's Describe the Night opens with a scene in which two Russian soldiers do just that: they attempt to describe the night. ... to 2010, when a plane carrying much of the Polish government mysteriously crashed in Smolensk.
05/04/2018 18:05The Soviet Jews Who Turned a Beloved Cartoon Character into a Metaphor for Their Plight    ( Mosaic )
To Maya Balakirsky Katz, Cheburashka's rootlessness, his inability to fit into bureaucratic classification systems—in an early episode he is rejected by the zoo since its staff doesn't know which cage to put him in—and even the fact that he resembles but most definitely is not a bear (the symbol of Russia), ...
05/04/2018 04:40Runners get ready to "toe" the line at the Southwest Half Marathon    ( Regional News )
... on Route 83 that Fryzowicz first took in 2010, when he was among a group of Polish runners who completed the half marathon in honor of the 96 people, including the president of Poland, Lech Kaczynski, and his wife, Maria, who were killed on April 10 that year in a plane crash in Smolensk, Russia.
05/02/2018 03:05Vladimir Putin Is Redrawing the Map of the World to Reflect How Russia Sees It    ( Brinkwire (press release) )
Speaking to Russia's Geographical Society, Putin suggested that international cartography was slowly phasing out Russian names and markers. ... A Russian expedition to the region in 1820 labeled Livingstone island Smolensk, while nearby Smith Island was originally called Borodino by Russian ...
04/30/2018 02:15WATCH Moscow's Manege Exhibition Hall Turn Into Canvas for Hero City Light Show    ( Sputnik International )
In Russia and across the former Soviet Union, Leningrad, Volgograd, Odessa, Sevastopol, Moscow, Kiev, Novorossiysk, Kerch, Minsk, Tula, Murmansk, and Smolensk are known as Hero Cities. Brest Fortress carries the equivalent title of Hero Fortress. The cities were given the distinction between 1945 ...
04/26/2018 20:45Looking Back: April 26, 2018    ( Fairbanks Daily News-Miner )
... Russia severed relations with the Polish Government in Exile yesterday, accusing it of being in league with the Germans in carrying out a “hostile campaign” against the Soviet Union. Difficulties arose from German charges that the Russians killed several thousand Polish officers near Smolensk.
04/23/2018 22:45EC President Tusk questioned as witness in Poland Smolensk catastrophe investigation    (Alton Telegraph)
EU's Tusk to testify in Poland over president's plane crash - Alton Telegraph
04/13/2018 05:45Outrage at the size of Yuri Gagarin's head forces Serbian town to remove 'insulting' monument    ( Daily Mail )
Yuri Gagarin, from Smolensk Oblast in modern-day Russia became the first man in space on April 12, 1961, when he completed an orbit of the Earth in a spacecraft. He became a a Soviet national hero for being the first man in space, but seven years later he was killed in a mystery plane crash, aged ...
04/13/2018 05:45Smolensk tragedy: Facts, versions, and new details    ( 112 International (blog) )
The liner left Warsaw at 5:27 (one hour later than planned), and had to land at the Russian airfield Smolensk-Severny. The meteorological conditions were difficult – low (about 50 m) cloudiness and visibility about 500 m. The President's plane received appropriate warnings from the Moscow dispatcher, ...
04/13/2018 05:45Conspiracy theories from, and about, Russia    ( The Economist )
RUSSIA attracts conspiracy theories. Just ask the thousands of Poles who marched on April 10th, the eighth anniversary of the plane crash near Smolensk, Russia, that killed Lech Kaczynski, then Poland's president, and 95 other passengers. As always, the annual commemoration (there are smaller ...
04/12/2018 18:56Former president to testify in Smolensk probe    ( )
Former President Bronisław Komorowski will testify in a state prosecution probe into the 2010 crash of a Polish plane which killed his predecessor and 95 others in Smolensk, western Russia. Bronisław Komorowski on his way to the National Public Prosecutor's Office in Warsaw on Thursday morning.
04/12/2018 07:50'Mid-air explosions' brought down Polish president Lech Kaczynski's plane    ( The Times )
The latest inquiry, led by the deputy leader of the ruling nationalist Law and Justice party, contradicted findings under the previous government that errors by the Polish pilots and Russian air traffic controllers were to blame. The crash in Smolensk in 2010, which killed President Kaczynski, his wife, ...
04/11/2018 20:50Poland 'reaches goal', monthly Smolensk marches called off: PiS leader    (
BREAKING: Polish presidential plane was destroyed in air after blast - report -
04/11/2018 09:50Donald Tusk 'furious' over Brexit    ( )
Speaking in Dublin, the European Council president lamented divisions that have torn at European nations, including conflict on the island of Ireland and the political bitterness that has enveloped his native Poland since the crash of a government plane in Smolensk, Russia that killed the country's ...
04/11/2018 09:50Warsaw demo urges Russia to return plane wreckage    ( )
Those gathered demanded that Russia return the wreckage as well as the flight recorders of the Polish presidential Tu-154 plane, which crashed near its western city of Smolensk on April 10, 2010. Demonstrators hailing from various areas in Poland and abroad held Polish national flags and banners ...
04/11/2018 09:50Poland marks 8th anniv. of plane crash in Smolensk of Russia    ( Xinhua )
Polish soldiers line up in the cemetery of the victims of the plane crash in Smolensk of Russia at the Powazki Military Cemetery in Warsaw, Poland, on April 10, 2018. Poland marked on Tuesday the eighth anniversary of the plane crash in Smolensk of Russia in which 96 Polish people, including the ...
04/11/2018 09:50Smolensk: The tragedy that defined Polish politics    ( Deutsche Welle )
As is the case every year, April 10, 2018 was a day of patriotic demonstrations and memorial services in Poland, commemorating a tragic plane crash eight years ago in Smolensk, Russia. This year's events were especially important for Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of Poland's ruling Law and Justice party ...
04/10/2018 00:55Poland's Kaczynski ends monthly air crash ritual in memory of twin    ( Financial Times )
For most of the eight years since an aircraft carrying Poland's president Lech Kaczynski ploughed into the ground near Smolensk in April 2010, his twin Jaroslaw has led monthly marches to mark the catastrophe. ... The crash in western Russia plunged the country into profound shock. In total, 96 people ...


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