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Ceremony honors Kaczynksi, 95 others killed in 2010 plane crash

Ceremony honors Kaczynksi, 95 others killed in 2010 plane crash

WARSAW, Poland, April 14 (UPI) -- Warsaw, Poland, held ceremonies to mark the fourth anniversary of the plane crash in Russia that killed 95 people, including Polish President Lech Kaczynski.
Ed Adamczyk
UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 10, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 10, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 10, 2014
By United Press International
Polish team examining jet debris from 2010

Polish team examining jet debris from 2010

WARSAW, Poland, July 24 (UPI) -- A Polish prosecutor said he is conducting a follow-up investigation of jet debris from the crash that killed President Lech Kaczynski three years ago.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 10, 2013.
By United Press International

2 more Russia plane-crash bodies exhumed

WARSAW, Poland, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- The Polish military said Monday it exhumed the bodies of two priests killed in the 2010 Smolensk, Russia, plane crash, that killed President Lech Kaczynski.
Polish editor resigns over crash story

Polish editor resigns over crash story

WARSAW, Poland, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- The editor of a Polish newspaper resigned following a story that said explosives were in the wreckage of the plane crash that killed President Lech Kaczynski.

Poland's Kaczorowski to be reburied

WARSAW, Poland, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- The body of Polish political leader Ryszard Kaczorowski, buried in the wrong grave in since 2010, will be laid to rest in Warsaw's newly built cathedral.

Solidarity leader buried in wrong grave

WARSAW, Poland, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- The remains of Solidarity leader Anna Walentynowicz was switched with another victim of a plane crash in Russia, Polish officials said Tuesday.

Union hero to be exhumed

WARSAW, Poland, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- The body of Polish union activist Anna Walentynowicz is set to be exhumed in September at the request of her family, officials said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, April 10, 2012.
By United Press International
Poland: President killed by poor planning

Poland: President killed by poor planning

WARSAW, Poland, March 9 (UPI) -- The plane crash that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski in Russia could have been prevented by using another airport, a report released Friday said.

Prosecutor shoots himself in the head

POZNAN, Poland, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- A Polish military prosecutor who shot himself in the head during a break in a press conference was in good condition Tuesday, a hospital spokesperson said.

Polish prosecutor apparently wounds self

POZNAN, Poland, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- A Polish prosecutor shot himself Monday at a news conference about the 2010 Smolensk air disaster that killed President Lech Kaczynski, officials said.

Poland drops trainer aircraft acquisition

WARSAW, Poland, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Poland's Defense Ministry has reportedly scrapped a major tender for pilot-training aircraft.

Polish report blames army for plane crash

WARSAW, Poland, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- The Polish military has disbanded the regiment blamed for last year's plane crash in Russia that killed President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others.
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Poland's President Lech Kaczynski (L) walks with Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko during a welcoming ceremony in at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw on September 7, 2009. Yushchenko is in Poland for a two-day official visit. UPI/Mykola Lazarenko/Presidential Press Service
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Lech Aleksander Kaczyński (Polish pronunciation:  ( listen); 18 June 1949 – 10 April 2010) was the President of Poland from 2005 until his sudden death in 2010, and a politician of the party Prawo i Sprawiedliwość (Law and Justice, PiS). Kaczyński served as Mayor of Warsaw from 2002 until 22 December 2005, the day before his presidential inauguration. He was the identical twin brother of the former Prime Minister of Poland and current Chairman of the Law and Justice party, Jarosław Kaczyński. On 10 April 2010, he died in the crash of a Polish Air Force Tu-154 while attempting to land at Smolensk-North airport in Russia.

Kaczyński was born in Warsaw, the son of Rajmund (an engineer who served as a soldier of the Armia Krajowa in World War II and a veteran of the Warsaw Uprising) and Jadwiga (a philologist at the Polish Academy of Sciences). As a child, he starred in a 1962 Polish film, The Two Who Stole the Moon (Polish title O dwóch takich, co ukradli księżyc) with his twin brother Jarosław.

Lech Kaczyński was a graduate of law and administration of Warsaw University. In 1980 he was awarded his PhD by Gdańsk University. In 1990 he completed his habilitation in labour and employment law. He later assumed professorial positions at Gdańsk University and Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw.

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