During Poland’s 44-year Communist era, First of May (also known in other count as May Day) was one of the most important ? but far from beloved ? holidays.Read more
On Tuesday, August 7, a new initiative opens at Kino Pod Baranami featuring the Polish film "Ajlawiu" (directed by Marek Koterski) with English subtitles. Now foreigners can learn about Poland by watching locally produced films.Read more
The big version of the Fiat had a seven-year manufacturing run in Poland before World War II, and another 16-year heyday from 1967 to 1983.
Poland continued to make an unlicensed version from 1983 and 1991. The Italian parent jerked the license because the Poles had strayed too far from the original design.
The car’s name came from the legendary mermaid of Warsaw ? Syrena, which is Polish for siren.Read more
The Polish Fiat 126p is now 35 years old and can still be seen on the streets of Poland. The “Maluch,” meaning “little one,” as it is fondly referred to by Poles, is a car that seems immortal — a legend that accompanied Poles during their difficult social changes.Read more
The 15 to 20 years that preceded the collapse of the Soviet Union in the late 1980s was really difficult for Poland.
The hard times started in the early 1970s, when the new regime of Edward Gierek was unable to stop an economic spiral, even with massive loans from abroad. Some of those loans, by the way, have still to be repaid.Read more
Imagine a colorless world of dirt, unhappiness and tears. A contemporary world which did not change a lot through the last hundred years. A world of aggression, cruelty and poverty. A world with no hope…Read more