Lech Kaczynski was born in post WWII Warsaw to a father who was an active member of the Polish resistance during the war and a mother who worked as a linguist. Lech had a twin brother Jaroslaw and they both starred in a Polish childrens movie in 1962 called The Two Who Stole the Moon. This movie was a domestic success but as the two twins grew in political stature so the movie resurfaced and enjoyed a renaissance for a new generation. In 2001 the Kaczynski twins formed the Law and Justice party and the following year Lech was elected mayor of Warsaw. His right wing policies saw him elected in a landslide victory and he soon got to work by banning the Gay Pride Parade while commenting; "I respect your right to demonstrate as citizens. But not as homosexuals". In 2005 he ran for president and was duly elected on a ticket of nationalism and fighting criminal corruption. In his foreign policy he looked to protect Polish interests sometimes at the expense of more powerful neighbours as he forged friendships that some deemed controversial and dared to veto an E.U.-Russia partnership in 2006. He died in 2010 in a plane crash in Russia. An investigation concluded that pilot error and reduced visibility due to foggy conditions were the prime reasons behind the accident. He was a colourful politician who was never afraid to voice his opinion which made it interesting research compiling my list of 8 of the best Lech Kaczynski quotes.
- Mini Bio
- Name: Lech Aleksander Kaczynski
- Born: 18th June 1949, Warsaw, Poland
- Died: 10th April 2010, Smolensk Oblast, Russia
- Occupation: Polish politician and and former president
- Infamous for: His negative stance towards Kremlin foreign policy and the plane crash that killed him still being disputed by some as not an accident
- Trivia: He was a child actor who starred with his twin brother Jaroslaw Kaczynski in the 1962 movie The Two Who Stole the Moon
"The reasons for this bilateral pipeline through the Baltic Sea were purely political"
"The politician has a right to defend his dignity. I ignored the first wave of invectives, but the second one was too much, I couldn't have handled it and I had said in hard words that he should go"
"I haven't been wounded, but I can still feel that hit. I will not tolerate such behaviour"
"The promotion of homosexuality may lead to the eventual destruction of the human race"
"What we want is a moral revolution, not one that people associate with street riots and the disorganisation of life"
"Attempts to introduce a liberal utopia need to be opposed"
"The EU isn't a loving family of European nations where everyone altruistically cares for everyone else"
"We shouldn't react because that could be perceived as a confirmation of Poland's alleged russophobia"