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Bulgaria declares Sunday April 18 day of mourning to mark Polish president Kaczyński's death

Author: Nick Iliev Date: Fri, Apr 16 2010 4 Comments, 2702 Views
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The Bulgarian Government has declared Sunday April 18 a national day of mourning to mark the death of Polish president Lech Kaczyński and his wife Maria, Bulgarian media reported on April 16 2010.

The Government has asked the nation to honour the Polish plane crash victims by abstaining from any social activities, gatherings and celebrations.

All Bulgarian flags on government institutions and municipal buildings will be lowered to half mast as a mark of respect to the victims of the crash and the people of Poland.

The president was killed when a government plane crashed near the airport of the Russian city of Smolensk on April 10 2010, killing everyone on board.

The Polish delegation was in Russia to mark the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre, when the Soviets killed thousands of Poles.

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    • Profile previewamraselSun, Apr 18 2010

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    • Anonymous
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      #3 12, 27, Sun, Apr 18 2010

      Personally i don't see the reason for this. Do they have any special memorial days for Bulgaria in Poland? What is next? Maybe we can find bigger reasons to remember as NATIONAL issues.

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      #2 09, 43, Sat, Apr 17 2010

      Im not sure it is neccesary to give an offficial mourning day for kazynski. this said he was an original in europe a real euro sceptic like i love and euro boot lickers hate.he was somebody who supported HIS nation and tried not to waste time with overpaid under educated euro dips. For this reason bulgaria may be supporting his views GREAT

    • AnonymousGeorgiSat, Apr 17 2010

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