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Euro 2012: Football fans in Warsaw clash (Russia - Poland match)
BBC ^ | 12 June 2012 | Alex Capstick

Posted on 06/12/2012 11:40:18 PM PDT by Cronos

A march ahead of the match by thousands of Russian fans to mark their national day had to be halted and some missiles were thrown.

Police say they arrested at least 120 people and that 10 people were injured.

A heavy police presence was in evidence around the stadium after the match as further clashes broke out.

... Controversial history
Russia annexed most of Poland in the 19th Century and ruled it for more than 100 years. The Soviet Union dominated it during the Cold War, after World War II.

The conservative Polish opposition condemned the march as a provocation, but it was approved by the authorities.

The Russian national holiday marks Russia's declaration of sovereignty in 1990 - a key episode in the demise of the Soviet Union.

Polish media highlighted fears that some Russian fans may sport Soviet flags and symbols - a highly sensitive issue for the many Poles who deplored communist rule.

Polish media highlighted fears that some Russian fans may sport Soviet flags and symbols - a highly sensitive issue for the many Poles who deplored communist rule.

European football's governing body Uefa has opened disciplinary proceedings against Russia after a series of incidents involving the country's fans at Euro 2012.

Anti-racist monitors at the match said a section of the crowd racially abused the Czech Republic's only black player, Theodor Gebre Selassie....

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: football; poland; russia; soccer
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To: wildandcrazyrussian
the same period that Austria and Germany ruled the other 2/3 of Poland!)

Well, remember this -- the partitions were not equal, the Muscowites took the largest share

Remember again that just a few decades earlier the Muscowites had demolished much of the Russian lands like Nowgorod etc. -- well, to be fair this was Ivan IV's doing, and he was equally brutal to his own people

you talk of Soligalich etc. but the numbers don't match

Also, the Polish-Muscowite war was to a large extent supported by various Muscowite boyars and the idea was mooted of a Polish-Russian union, which could have happened if not for Zygmunt III Waza -- his son, Władisław was in fact declared Tsar, remember.

21 posted on 06/16/2012 5:50:59 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: The KG9 Kid; raybbr
well, it's not against you, but just pointing out errors in your posts -- no one besides God knows everything, so no big deal in making a few mistakes if one acknowledges the errors (as you did) when pointed it out
22 posted on 06/16/2012 5:52:08 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: Cronos

One really can’t blame the Poles for their attitude toward the Russians. As the Red Army rolled westward toward Berlin, they camped outside Warsaw. Polish patriots rose up against the Nazi garrison and fought desperately, assuming that the Red Army would come to their rescue. But Stalin held his forces outside the city and let the two sides slaughter each other. “Uncle Joe” figured that the Poles fighting the Nazis would be the ones least likely to accept Soviet rule. For him, the betrayal of the Poles was a win-win situation.


23 posted on 06/16/2012 6:12:43 AM PDT by Ax (You've got to hand it to Venus de Milo.)
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