The invasion of Poland by the military forces of Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union and a small German-allied Slovak contingent marked the beginning of World War II in Europe.  British propaganda poster designed by Marek Żuławski, London 1939

The invasion of Poland by the military forces of Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union and a small German-allied Slovak contingent marked the beginning of World War II in Europe. British propaganda poster designed by Marek Żuławski, London 1939

At the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, the pole vaulting finals led to some tension between Soviet and Polish spectators. The crowd cheered on the favourite Konstantin Volkov and jeered the Polish jumper Władysław Kozakiewicz. After securing his gold medal, Kozakiewicz made an obscene gesture in reaction to the crowds taunts. After years of strict Soviet control, the Polish people were able to take pride in both his medal and his defiance. In short, the Soviets got a well-deserved fuck you.

Kozakiewicz’s Gesture At the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, the pole vaulting finals led to some tension between Soviet and Polish spectators. The crowd cheered on the favourite Konstantin Volkov and.

Polish Zapiekanka -- The name of this dish comes from the Polish word zapiekac, which means “to bake.” During the time in which territories of Poland were part of the Soviet Union, as food and money were scarce for many citizens, "zapiekanka" began to refer to a particular dish that was cheap and easy to make. After the end of the Soviet Union, the tradition of eating zapiekanka as a Polish fast food continued, and many restaurants and street vendors continue to sell this dish.

Polish Zapiekanka -- The name of this dish comes from the Polish word zapiekac, which means “to bake.” During the time in which territories of Poland were part of the Soviet Union, as food and money were scarce for many citizens, "zapiekanka" began to refer to a particular dish that was cheap and easy to make. After the end of the Soviet Union, the tradition of eating zapiekanka as a Polish fast food continued, and many restaurants and street vendors continue to sell this dish.

Polish poster for the Soviet film "Biały Statek" ("White Ship") designed by Jacek Neugebauer (© 1976)

Polish poster for the Soviet film "Biały Statek" ("White Ship") designed by Jacek Neugebauer (© (teraz jest hipsterski)

designer: Starowieyski Franciszek poster title: Zabawa w masakre  year of poster: 1968  poster nationality: Polish   The Art of Poster - The largest collection of Polish posters

designer: Starowieyski Franciszek poster title: Zabawa w masakre year of poster: 1968 poster nationality: Polish The Art of Poster - The largest collection of Polish posters

Vintage Handmade Soviet Era Wooden Money Box, Polish Folk Money Box - made in Poland 70s on Etsy, $16.42

Vintage Handmade Soviet Era Wooden Money Box, Polish Folk Money Box - made in Poland 70s on Etsy, $16.42

Macieja Kuraka's scale models of Polish concrete blocks are a powerful commentary on the compartmentalisation, standardisation and homogeneity of Polish soviet architecture.

Macieja Kuraka's scale models of Polish concrete blocks are a powerful commentary on the compartmentalisation, standardisation and homogeneity of Polish soviet architecture.

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