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Lech Kaczynski Quotes

Lech Kaczynski
  • Mini Bio
  • Name: Lech Aleksander Kaczynski
  • Born: 18th June 1949, Warsaw, Poland
  • Died: 10th April 2010, Smolensk Oblast, Russia
  • Resting place: Wawel Cathedral, Kraków, Poland
  • Alma mater: University of Warsaw and University of Gdańsk
  • 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"

Lech Kaczynski

"The US is a difficult partner, but an indispensable one. Everyone who have had to do with US politicians and diplomats knows they aren't easy to deal with. That is because of their immense sense of power"

Lech Kaczynski

"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"

Lech Kaczynski

"It sets a path towards the elimination of nation states and the emergence of a European state in the strictest sense of the word. I'm definitely opposed to it"

Lech Kaczynski

"The EU remains a union of nation states, a strict union, and let it remain so ... within a union of sovereign states we will achieve increasing successes"

Lech Kaczynski

"At home I learned a conviction that Poland was under oppression, that the communist system had been forced upon us"

Lech Kaczynski

"I haven't been wounded, but I can still feel that hit. I will not tolerate such behaviour"

Lech Kaczynski

"The promotion of homosexuality may lead to the eventual destruction of the human race"

Lech Kaczynski

"What we want is a moral revolution, not one that people associate with street riots and the disorganisation of life"

Lech Kaczynski

"Attempts to introduce a liberal utopia need to be opposed"

Lech Kaczynski

"The EU isn't a loving family of European nations where everyone altruistically cares for everyone else"

Lech Kaczynski

"We shouldn't react because that could be perceived as a confirmation of Poland's alleged russophobia"

Lech Kaczynski

"History doesn't show a relationship between physical stature and political skill"

Lech Kaczynski

"I respect your right to demonstrate as citizens. But not as homosexuals"

Lech Kaczynski
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Lech Kaczynski Biography

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 an identical 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. - Russian 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 14 of the best Lech Kaczynski quotes

Quotes About Lech Kaczynski

The heir to the British crown Prince Charles spoke helpfully to Kaczynski: "I was particularly keen to do what little I could to help your country after the collapse of Communism, having for so long held a combination of profound admiration and heartfelt sympathy for the appalling suffering of the Polish people"

The sociologist Jacek Kucharczyk spoke of the plane crash: "Lech Kaczyński’s ratings were down. He was flying to Smolensk to open his election campaign. He was determined to be on time. Nobody wanted to take responsibility for diverting the plane. The media had made a joke of Kaczyński’s planes always breaking down"

The historian Adam Michnik put their differences to one side to pay tribute: "We often differed in political views. However, I've always remembered what a great patriot Lech Kaczynski has been all his life"

Polands first democratically elected president Lech Walesa spoke candidly of the Kaczynski twins: "I didn't like their conspiracy theories. They were always suspecting people, always involved in intrigue"

Russian President Vladimir Putin issued this statement upon Lech Kaczynski's election as president of Poland: "I hope that your work in this high state office will help the ongoing development of multi-faceted and good-neighbourly relations between Russia and Poland. For our part, we are ready to engage in constructive work together in the interests of expanding mutually beneficial cooperation between Russia and Poland and of strengthening stability, security and cooperation in Europe"

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