· August, 2008

Stories about Poland from August, 2008

Poland: “Polish Enigma”

  29 August 2008

MHahn of the Women's International Perspective (WIP) writes on WIP Talk Blog about “the trials and tribulations of life in a transitioning country” – Poland: “It is full of inconsistencies, bureaucratic mazes, masked faces, false hopes, and intense pride, but also an enchanting aura wafting through the crevices, a sorrowful...

Poland: Reactions to the Russian-Georgian Conflict

  27 August 2008

The beatroot writes that “Poland – in the shape of its government and particularly its president, Lech Kaczynski – has been using the conflict between Moscow and Tbilisi to nail their colours to the mast of “protecting freedom and democracy” of the brave young George against the might of an...

Poland: Weightlifter Makes Tibet Protest

  18 August 2008

Tybet Watch in Poland reports that Polish weightlifter Szymon Kołecki, who won a silver medal in yesterday's competition at the Beijing Olympics, shaved his head in a gesture of solidarity with the Tibetan monks.

Poland: Army Day

  16 August 2008

Ian Scattergood of 20 East comments on yesterday's celebration of the Army Day in Poland, including several photos of the military parades around Warsaw.

Georgia War: A Polish View

  12 August 2008

Raf Uzar writes about mixed opinions in Poland about the conflict between Russia and Georgia, emanating primarily from uncertainties on what Polish president Kaczyński might get up to, as he prepares to head off to Tbilisi.

Georgia, Russia: Tbilisi Reports

  12 August 2008

Three bloggers who are currently in Tbilisi describe what life there has been like in the past few days. According to LJ user oleg_panfilov, everything is quiet in the Georgian capital this night, while tomorrow "there'll be plenty of politics," because presidents of Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland and Ukraine are expected to descend on the city.

South Ossetia: East European Leaders Condemn Russia

  9 August 2008

A Step At A Time reposted a joint statements by the leaders of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland condemning Russia's aggression against Georgia, in which they also call the Western position a “litmus-test for the credibility of the EU and NATO”. Moreover, they question the future of the EU strategic...

Poland: Endless Celebration of History

  7 August 2008

Pawel of Polandian writes about the 1st of August anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising of 1944, including several photos of the remembrance celebrations in a post titled “Poles must stop living in the past”. He writes: “The fact that we decide to focus all our popular celebrations around history means...

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