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Until recently no one has heard of Polish wine
Until recently no one has heard of Polish wine. It is a success that we produce wine and that it is getting better - told PAP enologist from the Jagiellonian University Adam Kiszka.
99th anniversary of regaining independence
After 123 years of occupation by Russia, Prussia and Austria-Hungary, on November 11th 1918, Poland regained its independence and the streets of Polish cities were swept by a euphoric mood. On that day, Germany signed a ceasefire ending the First World War, and the Regency Council bestowed Józef Piłsudski with full civil and military power.
Poland’s mountains, the sea, or perhaps its history, traditions, or a favourite dish? Take a picture, shoot a short film and share your post on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram on Polish Independence Day, November 11th, using the hashtag #likePolska. Show us what you like most about Poland.
150th anniversary of the birthday of Maria Skłodowska-Curie
She was the first Polish woman at the Sorbonne, the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first woman to be laid to rest at the famous Panthéon in Paris… Maria Skłodowska-Curie, born in Warsaw exactly 150 years ago, remains the most outstanding Polish researcher and global female scientist icon.
PM Glinski: EP museum distorts historical truth
The EP's Brussels-based museum distorted historical truth and passed over many vital facts, Poland's deputy Prime Minister, Culture and National Heritage Minister Piotr Glinski stated Friday in a letter to European Parliament President Antonio Tajani.
The esteemed Poles of Siberia
Forced mass migrations of Poles to Siberia took place after the January Uprising and lasted until the Second World War.
200th anniversary of the death of Tadeusz Kościuszko
Tadeusz Kościuszko, a Polish and American general, participant in the American Revolutionary War, Supreme Commander of the Polish National Armed Forces during the Kościuszko Uprising, died in Solothurn, Switzerland on 15 October 1817. To mark this anniversary, the Sejm of the Republic of Poland announced 2017 as the Year of Kościuszko.
Polish diaspora embraces Kosciuszko events
Poland's ambassador in Washington, Piotr Wilczek, on Friday told PAP the country's US-based diaspora welcomed the events of the Year of Kosciuszko, marking the 200th death anniversary of the Polish national hero, who also helped create indpendent America.
Opening of the exhibition "Tadeusz Kościuszko. Price of freedom"
On Friday, at the Lithuanian Seimas, the Ambassador Urszula Doroszewska and Deputy Chairman of the Lithuanian Seimas Irena Šiaulienė opened the exhibition titled "Tadeusz Kosciuszko. Price of freedom".
Kosciuszko Days in Washington DC
On October 14th and 15th the Embassy of Poland in Washington, DC will organize two events promoting the Year of Kosciuszko. We invite everyone to take part in the Kosciuszko Freedom Run and in a special wreath laying ceremony at the Kosciuszko Monument in Lafayette Square next to the White House.
Savannah pays tribute to Polish Revolutionary War heroes
Plaques paying tribute to three Polish-born heroes of the American Revolutionary War, Generals Tadeusz Kosciuszko and Kazimierz Pulaski, and Pulaski's aide Captain Jan Zielinski, were unveiled Tuesday in Savannah, Georgia.
A Forgotten Date
September 17th marked the anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Poland of 1939. A key date in the chronology of the Second World War – marking as it does the USSR's entry into that conflict in collaboration with Hitler's Germany – it slipped by almost unnoticed outside of Polish-speaking circles. Though Poles earnestly declare “Pamiętamy” - the rest of the world, it seems, has forgotten.