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    The Battle of Warsaw of 1920 ensured the defeat of communism. On the 100th anniversary, Poles remember the victory.

    The celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the great Polish victory over the Bolsheviks in the Battle of Warsaw are unlikely to be as grand as this event should require, as the restrictions related to the coronavirus epidemic stand in the way. One of the most spectacular events dedicated to the anniversary of the 1920 “Vistula Miracle” will be the opening of the Józef Piłsudski Museum in Sulejówek near Warsaw.    

     

    Deputy primeminister and Minister of Culture and National Heritage Piotr Gliński presnted the events scheduled for the anniversary: “What we want to keep in Poland after these celebrations is a large network of modern museums, which we are currently building. This is the most crucial gift that will remain in our country after we are gone. Some of these museums have already been opened, as you know, some of them are being opened, and for the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Warsaw, I am extremely pleased to announce that on on the eve of this most important day, August 15, the Józef Piłsudski Museum in Sulejówek will open. This is a very serious undertaking, the value of the investment is about 250 million zlotys, as well as the development of the larger area. As you may know, the museum is located in the Milusin manor house, the place where Piłsudski’s adjutants stayed. It is a whole complex, the size of several hectares, it is a much more serious investment. However, the opening of the museum is, from a national heritage point of view a very important element of the celebrations of the centenary of the Battle of Warsaw.”

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