Poland Stunned After President's Death
SCOTT SIMON, host:
And another story we're following: Poland's president has been killed in a plane crash in eastern Russia today. Lech Kaczynski was a leading figure in Poland's Solidarity movement, which of course helped end the Soviet Union's communist hold over the country in 1990. As president of Poland, Mr. Kaczynski was a controversial figure who appointed his twin brother prime minister.
Poland's president died today along with his wife and several of the country's highest military and civilian leaders when their plane crashed in Russia in a thick fog.
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