Book Fair in Warsaw
For the next two days continues the Book Fair at the Parade Square in Warsaw! It’s the 12th edition of the fair, for the first time organized solely by the History and Culture Foundation. This year’s honorary guest is Norway.
The summary of the 93rd day of war in Ukraine - fierce fighting continues in Donbas [VIDEO]
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Miss Polonia 2022: Krystyna Sokolowska the most beautiful Polish woman
We have learned the name of the next most beautiful Polish woman. The crown and title were handed over by the current Miss, Natalia Gryglewska. On the stage in Wloclawek appeared 20 girls, but only one could become Miss Polonia 2022.
Scorpions next year in Łódź. Tomorrow crowds at the concert in Cracow
TAURON Arena Cracow on Saturday (28th May) will be bursting at the seams at a Scorpions concert. It promises to be one of the biggest music events of the year. But if someone didn't manage to buy a ticket, we have good news: On 26 May 2023, the band will return to the Atlas Arena in Lodz for a concert. Tickets will officially go on sale on June 2, but fan club members and Bilet Serwis users will be able to buy them earlier. The event is organised by the Prestige MJM agency.
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The Ghost of Kyiv is unstoppable
On May 27, Ukrainian Air Forces reported that a MiG-29 fighter jet of the Ukrainian Air Forces shot down a Russian Su-35 in Kherson Oblast in southern Ukraine.
99th birthday of the Polish veteran Colonel Antoni Grudzień
99-year-old Polish veteran has been collecting money for Poppy Appeal for a couple of years now. The Royal British Legion’s annual Poppy Appeal to raise money for former servicemen and women with help of around 40,000 volunteers. They distribute about 40 million poppies from shops all over the UK.
Former ZOMO officer detained by the ABW. He reported readiness to act for the Belarusian intelligence service
The National Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Poland filed a bill of indictment against Grzegorz M. accusing him of readiness to act for the Belarusian intelligence service. According to the spokesperson of the Minister-Special Services Coordinator, the accused is a former officer of ZOMO (Motorized Reserves of the Citizens' Militia – editor’s note) and the Civic Militia (MO).
Russian Solntsepek flamethrower system used against Ukraine [VIDEO]
“The Russian Federation uses the heaviest non-nuclear weapons against Ukraine,” Ukrinform informs today. Mykhailo Podolyak, the adviser to the Head of the Office of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, informed on Twitter about the Russian Solntsepek flamethrower system.“
Zelensky: Russians kill, torture, rape and humiliate [PHOTOS & VIDEO]
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in his latest video published on Thursday evening (May 27) that Russians kill, torture, rape and humiliate like a conveyor belt in so-called “filtration camps.” He also referred to the situation in Donetsk airport that eight years ago stopped working.
Last day of the WEF in Davos - consensus on further sanctions on Russia [VIDEO]
The summary of the 92nd day of war in Ukraine - towns under missile fire, Kadyrov speaks about Kremlin's next target [VIDEO]
Manifestation of Mothers against the war in Ukraine [VIDEO]
On Mother’s Day in Poland Poles and Ukrainians stood together in solidarity with Ukrainian mothers whose husbands and sons fight in the war against Russia. The protest started at 5:30 P.M. at Plac na Rozdrożu and ended at 8P.M at the Ujazdowski Castle.
26 May – the date of the funeral of Lt. Col. Aleksandra Zagórska, founder of the Voluntary Legion of Women (Polish: Ochotnicza Legia Kobiet (OLK))
A founder of the Voluntary Legion of Women (Polish: Ochotnicza Legia Kobiet (OLK)) Lt. Col. Aleksandra Zagórska died in 1965 and was burried in Bródno. Today, her remains have been buried solemnly in the section of Graves of Polish soldiers from 1920, next to the Mother’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Jadwiga Zarugiewicz in Powązki Cemetery.
Today we celebrate Mother's Day in Poland [PHOTOS]
26 May is a fixed date for Mother's Day in Poland and it has been celebrated since 1914. Today Poles give sweets, flowers, and cards, and spend time with their moms to show how much they love them.
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Scientist: Post-war trauma may have an impact on future generations
The trauma experienced by Ukrainians could be passed on to future generations, Polish and American scientists warn in a letter published in Nature Human Behaviour. They believe Russia's invasion of Ukraine could have huge implications for mental health worldwide.
Die Welt: "Russia's invasion has brought Poland and Ukraine closer together. It dissatisfies Moscow."
Relations between Poland and Ukraine have been marked by disputes over history. But now "Russia's invasion has brought the neighbouring countries closer together than ever before. It dissatisfies Moscow," comments the German daily Die Welt today.
Economic Forum in Davos is dominated by the Russian invasion of Ukraine [VIDEO]
Ukraine is fighting
The war against Ukraine continues. More media and intelligence information show that Russia is trying to continue the invasion, but neither the Russian aggressor nor the Ukrainian defence is able to make a breakthrough on the front lines.
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Polish Top Model star fights in Ukraine. Poles who are at the frontline of the war [VIDEO]
Mikołaj Jakub Krawiecki gained recognition thanks to his participation in the Top Model programme, which helped him to launch his career. Almost two months ago, the model announced that he had suspended his modelling activities to bring aid to Ukraine.
"Passionately through life” vernissage in Szczecin
On May 26th, 2022 at the Szczecin Philharmonic will take place a vernissage of Katarzyna Paskuda’s photography collection “Passionately Through Life”. It’s a series of portraits of the stars of Polish show business as well as Katarzyna’s close ones. The exhibition will be accompanied by a recital by Magdalena Wilento and Joanna Gajda
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More than 100 pre-war tombstones were found in the Oder River [PHOTOS&VIDEO]
The Oder is a river in Central Europe that is the second-longest in total length and the third-longest river in Poland. The case known since 2009 has revealed the pre-war mysteries and about 120 antique tombstones sunken along the shoreline have been found in the Oder River this week.
The Lajkonik Parade in Cracow!
The Lajkonik - a Tatar in a pointed hat, a Mongol attire, and a wooden horse around his waist is one of the unofficial symbols of Cracow. The story of this event dates back to 1947 and the Lajkonik Parade has been organised on Cracow's streets year by year. Thanks to the Museum of Krakow, people celebrated it online even during the pandemic.
Belarusian propagandist threatens Poland with a nuclear bomb. "You will cry and moan like in 1939."
Quoted by the Nasha Niva portal, Belarusian political scientist and one of Minsk's main propagandists, Alexander Shpakovsky, claims that the West will enter the war to attack Belarus and "overthrow the Belarusian constitutional system". According to him, the basis will be the Belarusian Kastus Kalinouski Battalion fighting on the side of Ukraine, around which the West will form detachments of "Belarusian volunteers" who are in fact soldiers of Western countries. Szpakowski warned that in "case of hybrid aggression against Belarus, a nuclear strike will be directed at Warsaw. Poles, think it over because later you will cry and moan like in 1939,” the propagandist said.
PGNiG at Gazterm 2022: The war in Ukraine has changed the definition of cyber security
“The events of recent months have shown that the Internet cloud is today a desirable solution for efficient operation, also in exceptional war conditions. This business tool is also applicable to PGNiG's projects,” Robert Perkowski, PGNiG Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, said during the Gazterm 2022 conference.
Minister Moskwa: "In 2026 we will start the construction of a nuclear power plant in Poland"
The Minister of Climate and Environment Anna Moskwa took part today in the World Economic Forum in Davos, where the topic of building a nuclear power plant in Poland was raised.
A driver drove a coach with children onto a closed railway crossing. The District Attorney’s Office has carried out an enquiry [VIDEO]
The District Attorney’s Office in Mińsk Mazowiecki has begun an investigation into the case of a coach driving in the town of Chrośla despite lowered half barriers on a railway crossing and a red signal being given, PAP has learned.
Smuggling went wrong. CBŚP closed down a weapons warehouse [PHOTOS & VIDEO]
Seven firearms, almost one thousand rounds of ammunition and several weapon elements were seized by officers of the Central Investigation Bureau of Police (CBŚP) from Rzeszów. This is not the first strike against an international criminal group of an armed character, which deals with smuggling weapons to Sweden. Currently, there are four suspects in the case.
Concert in memory of Witold Pilecki’s death
To commemorate the memory of Witold Pilecki – the cavalry captain of the Polish army, leader of the Polish resistance during World War II and the author of Witold’s Report – The Museum of Doomed Soldiers and Political Prisoners of Polish People’s Republic (PRL) organized a few events including lectures and a concert. Activities start at 10 A.M. on May 25th and end at 9:30 P.M., at the time of Pilecki’s death. Entries to the events are free.
The summary of the 90th day of war in Ukraine [VIDEO]
Hubert Hurkacz moves to the second round of Roland Garros
Hubert Hurkacz reached to the second round of the Grand Slam French Open. Polish tennis player on Tuesday, in three sets 7:5, 6:2, 7:5 defeated the Italian Giulio Zeppieri.
Pugs – cute flat-faced dogs full of controversy
Facial wrinkles, curly tails, big eyes, and snoring are the most typical and recognisable features of pugs. They are very charming and social which makes them great companions. They originally come from China but their body structure has changed over the years and become a hot topic among pug lovers and veterinarians.
Duda answers Sakiewicz's question about cooperation with Ukraine: “Not everyone will like it in Europe”
“When our nations stand side by side to create prosperity in this part of Europe, then we will be able to achieve this. It will not be to everyone's liking in Europe, but it will be beneficial for us and this is what counts above all,” Andrzej Duda said in response to a question on Polish-Ukrainian cooperation.
On May 24 we celebrate the European Day of Parks – learn more about 23 Polish National Parks
According to the Nature Conservation Act of 2004, the national park in Poland defines the area of outstanding environmental, scientific, social, cultural, and educational value bigger than 1000 ha. It prevents biodiversity, resources, and landscape values. There are 23 National Parks in our country where nature is the most important and plants, animals and even fungi do not have to worry about their safety.
Davos 2022: Poland has a chance to become Europe's manufacturing hub
Many companies from all over the world are looking for business partners in Central Europe. This is a great opportunity for Polish entrepreneurs as well as entities investing in Poland. These were the conclusions of the panel discussion that took place at the Polish House during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
"Ukraine must be independent and sovereign” [VIDEO]
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki appealed as he opened the Polish House at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Monday night. He said that the free world must create a new order, with an independent and sovereign Ukraine.
A macabre discovery in Mariupol. More than 200 bodies were found in the basement of a block of flats
More than 200 corpses in an advanced state of decomposition have been found in the basement of one of the collapsed blocks of flats in Mariupol in Ukraine's southeast, an adviser to the mayor of this Russian-occupied city, Petro Andriushchenko, has said.
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9 billion budget surplus for April! The Polish economy has strong foundations
In April we have a 9 billion budget surplus - the Niezalezna portal has found out. So, despite the war on our eastern border, the difficult raw materials situation, the influx of war refugees and the lack of aid from the EU, our economy - instead of the planned deficit - generated a huge profit.
Mini festival of documentaries in Big Book Café
On Wednesday, May 25th, Big Book Café in Warsaw will present two documentaries by renowned Polish filmmakers. The attendees will be able to watch Krzysztof Kieślowski’s “Seven Women of Different Ages” and Janusz Majewski’s “The Last Klezmer”, a biography of Leopold Kozłowski. The event starts at 7 P.M. and entry is free.
Grupa Azoty KĘDZIERZYN KOŹLE won CEV Champions League Volley 2022 twice in a row! MVP - Kamil Semeniuk! [PHOTOS & VIDEO]
Our Polish volleyball players won CEV Champions League Volley 2022 twice in a row! They defeated the Trentino Volley professional Italian team. Kamil Semeniuk was the MVP of the game!
Klitschko in front of the Three Seas House thanks Poles for supporting Ukraine since 2014: "We will never forget it"
The World Economic Forum started in Davos. Vladimir Klitschko, in front of the Three Seas House, thanked the Poles for the support they have given Ukraine since 2014. “We will never forget it," he said in Davos.
World Turtle Day – meet the European pond turtle in Poland
Today is the World Turtle Day! On this occasion, learn more about the European pond turtle which is the only turtle species that lives in Poland naturally. This medium-sized turtle is under protection, therefore the special reserves to keep them safe can be found in Poland.
Ukrainian soldiers recorded a new video for the song "Bayraktar" [VIDEO]
Ukrainian folklore group "Sviatovid" recorded a new music video for the song "Bayraktar." In the short clip, soldiers dance and the background, there are wrecks of Russian tanks.
A brigade from Lviv has smashed a unit of Pskov paratroopers [VIDEO 18+]
The General Staff of Ukraine reported on Facebook that Lviv paratroopers had smashed a subdivision of the Russian 76th Division of the Russian Federation Armed Forces Airborne Forces from Pskov.
The Second Preparatory Meeting of the 30th OSCE Economic and Environmental Forum starts today!
The Second Preparatory Meeting of the 30th OSCE Economic and Environmental Forum starts today in Lodz, Poland. The meeting will last two days and is dedicated to “Promoting security and stability in the OSCE area through sustainable economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Iga Swiatek wins, again! [VIDEO]
Iga Swiatek and Lesia Tsurenko in the first round of the 2022 Roland Garros Grand Slam. The Polish leader of the WTA ranking begins her fight in Paris. This time she won 6-2, 6-0 over Tsurenko.
Robert Lewandowski has overtaken Kylian Mbappe. The Pole is again the top scorer in Europe
Robert Lewandowski has won the "European Golden Shoe" classification and reached the award for the top scorer in European leagues for the second time. The Polish footballer scored 35 goals in the Bundesliga season which has already ended, and with 70 points in the ranking overtook the Frenchman Kylian Mbappe from PSG - 56.
Anna Moskwa: “Poland terminates agreement with Russia regarding Yamal gas pipeline”
“Poland has decided to terminate an intergovernmental agreement with Russia regarding the Yamal gas pipeline,” Anna Moskwa, the Minister of Climate and Environment, informed today.
The summary of the 88th day of war in Ukraine - Polish President in Kyiv [VIDEO]