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
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.