Stories about Poland from April, 2006
In 1940, the Soviets executed some 22,000 Polish officers; the victims’ families have now brought charges against Russia and are demanding full disclosure of the truth about the tragedy. Vilhelm Konnander examines the issue.
Ever wonder what a day in the life of someone living in Poland would look like condensed into a 10-minute video? Neither did I until I came to Poland. The Blog from Poland set up a webcam from a Warsaw city window. Can you spot the shiny, yellow and red...
The beatroot writes that Polish conservatives have joined forces with liberals to fight against GM crops.
According to one Russian historian, about 200,000 people were sent to camps for telling jokes in Stalin's time. The beatroot doesn't find Communist jokes funny: according to him, “the jokes were the serious antidote to the very funny horror of reality.”
As the Warsaw Crow Flies, Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar and The Glory of Carniola describe Easter traditions in Poland, Hungary and Slovenia.
The beatroot writes about “Poland’s answer to Martha Stewart”: former first lady Jolanta Kwasniewska, now “a fashion and lifestyle guru.”
On the literary front, As the Warsaw Crow Flies notes the death of Polish author Stanislaw Lem. On Lem, Warsaw Crow writes: Having only read his novel Solaris, I can't say I'm at all familiar with his work. But from that one book it was clear just what an exceptionally...
Following a long bus journey, hgrodsk of Our Man In Gdansk offers a very critical view of commercial Polish radio.
hgrodsk of Our Man in Gdansk lists five Polish April Fool's jokes he fell for: “Nothing is too absurd for Polish politics and life not to be true.”
Warsaw Crow writes about the death of Stanislaw Lem, the great Polish science fiction writer, and muses on Poland's other “unique but aging voices.”