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· August, 2008

Stories about Poland from August, 2008

Poland: “Polish Enigma”

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,...

Poland: Reactions to the Russian-Georgian Conflict

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...

Poland: Weightlifter Makes Tibet Protest

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...

Poland: Army Day

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: Poles Soccer Punch Russian Footballers

Osteuropablog reports (GER) how Thursday's Warzaw UEFA-cup soccer match between Russian FK Moskva and Polish Legia Warszawa was accompanied by cheers of “f-ck Russia” and similar joyous acclamations from spectators.

NATO-enlargement and Missile Shield in Poland

The 8th Circle discusses the pros and cons of NATO enlargement in view of the Russo-Georgian war, and notes that Washington and Warzaw have now agreed on the deployment of...

Georgia War: Baltic Reactions

Baltic comments on the development of the Russo-Georgian war from the perspectives of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.

Georgia War: A Polish View

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...

Georgia, Russia: Tbilisi Reports

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...

Georgia: Presidential Pilgrimage to Tbilisi

Osteuropablog [German] comments on reports about the presidents of Poland, Ukraine, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania seek to make a common trip to Georgia to try to mediate in the Russian-Georgian...

South Ossetia: Russia Calls Baltic Appeal Cynical

Osteuropablog [German] reports that Russian Deputy Foreign Minister described the appeal for peace in South Ossetia by leaders of Poland, Estonia, Latva, and Lithuania as cynical.

Poland: History Polish Style

Polandian started a series on how Polish history can be interpreted, which would somehow surprise most historians.

South Ossetia: East European Leaders Condemn Russia

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...

Poland: Endless Celebration of History

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...

Poland: Anniversary of 1944 Warsaw Uprising

Polandian writes about and posts pictures illustrating the 64th anniversary of the 1944 Warsaw uprising against the German Nazi occupiers.

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