Skip to comments.Euro 2012: Anger as Russia fans march through Warsaw
Posted on 06/12/2012 6:52:49 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
Police in the Polish capital Warsaw are on full alert as Russia fans marched through the city centre in a celebration of Russian independence day.
Poland and Russia were drawn together in the European Championships group stage.
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What, pray tell, Polish Prime Minister was murdered by the Russians and when?
It really was blown out of proportion by the sensationalist media which wants to portray Poland in the worst light possible. The vast majority of fans celebrated at the Fan Zone, without even noticing the skirmishes.
A plane crash - I thought it took out the whole Polish cabinet but my memory is not so good. People suspect that the Russians deliberately staged it.
“What, pray tell, Polish Prime Minister was murdered by the Russians and when?”
Lech Kaczynski and basically the entire Polish military and national security leadership died in a plane crash in 2010 when trying to fly into Russia to take part in a memorial service for the Polish citizens killed in Katyn in 1940. The Poles suspect that the Russians manipulated the ground navigation systems (Ivan wasn’t too happy about having to recognize the Kayn massacre). The Russians claim that there was ground fog and the Polish pilot ignored a recommendation to fly to an alternate airport.
Prime Minister? That’s the first mistake. The story is well known, Captain Obvious. The conspiracy theory has also been heard and roundly dismissed.
I read that Mexico ran up to the Russians and said “Independence Day? That’s nothing. We have TWO of them!”
The Russian Independence Day celebrates the day the Soviet Union officially ended, frankly it’s a holiday that both Poles and Russians could have celebrated.
Its unclear from the story whether the impromptu celebration was intended that way. You know, “Come out Poles and lets be pals!”.
Russians make Germans look like choirboys when considering malfeance..
Russians are almost as murderous as the Chinese.. not quite but almost..
They despise their OWN PEOPLE... first... and You second..
The Polish Prime Minister was murdered by the Russians in December 2010?
This was wholly expected, as the Polish futbol fans like to fight among themselves (that is the opposing teams’ fans) and don’t need any Russians or Germans to provoke them.
No different than when Millwall plays West Ham or any Rangers-Celtic match. And I wouldn't even call them football fans, they are just thugs who use football as the means to an end, it's their "Bloods vs Crips."
The conspiracy theories have been flying in Poland (and elsewhere) ever since and for good reason. The Russians don't exactly have a spotless history when it comes to dealing with troublesome Poles, including a certain nearly assassinated Pontiff.
you betcha. And some Russian kibicy waving Tsarist flags was a bit too much. What was strange is otherwise the Polish fans were peaceful, enjoying themselves — I saw Black and Asian folk there who were joyfully accepted by the fans in their partying.