Saturday, April 10, 2010

President of Poland Dies in Plane Crash

Poland President Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria are among those killed this morning in a plane crash in western Russia.

Another victim is Anna Walentynowicz.  She was fired in August 1980 from the Lenin Shipyards in Gdansk.  That event sparked a workers' strike that spurred the eventual creation of the Solidarity freedom movement.

Also among the dead is Ryszard Kaczorowski, the President-in Exile during the communist era.

President Kaczynski was traveling to Russia to commemorate the anniversary of the murder of thousands of Polish officers at the start of World War II.

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