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Deputy head of the International Department of the CPSU Central Committee in 1980, Georgy Shakhnazarov and political commentator Alexander Bovin talk about the reaction of the Soviet Leadership on the events in Poland and taking measures to prevent an anti-socialist coup (synchronously).
Photos of popular performances in Poland in the autumn-winter of 1980.
The head of the Warsaw branch of Solidarity in 1980-1981 Zbignev Buyak and journalist Irena Lewandowska talk about their relationship with Lech Walesa, About his leadership qualities, about the actions of the power structures of Poland before the introduction of the martial law, about human casualties during clashes with power Structures, the preparation by the Polish leadership of a military solution to the problem, the actions of Jaruzelski, the assistance of the Soviet desertor, the arrest after the introduction of martial law and stay in prison, about his life in modern Poland.
Former Polish President Lech Walesa speaks about the ideological and spiritual basis of the events of 1980 in Poland, the role of the Pope in the further victory of the democratic forces in Poland (synchronously).
Historian Roy Medvedev talks about the reaction of the leadership of the Warsaw Pact countries to the political situation in Poland, and the preparation of troops to enter Poland, the role of Jaruzelski in Polish events (synchronously).
Historian Alexander Tsipko, writer Victor Erofeev talk about the situation in Poland in 1981, about Jaruzelski.
General Wojciech Jaruzelski gives an interview about the situation in Poland on the eve of the introduction of the martial law on December 13, 1981, about the difficulties of this Decisions, the absence of bloodshed due to the military situation, the plans for the invasion of Warsaw Pact troops in Poland, the need to reform the socialist model of the Polish state (synchronously).
Human rights defender Vadim Yankov talks about the content and the idea of "Letters to the Russian workers about the Polish events" and about its spreading in the USSR, the consequences of the publication of the "Letters ...".
Newsreel of 1980: military exercises "Union" of armies of the countries - participants of the Warsaw Treaty.
Meetings of the regional offices of Solidarity in Gdansk and Radom, speech by Lech Walesa.
The meeting of the Heads of State of the Warsaw Pact in November 1981 in Warsaw was made by Kadar J. and Honecker E.
Among the participants of the meeting were Jaruzelski V., Ceausescu N., Gusak G., commander of the Warsaw Pact troops Marshal Kulikov.
Troops in the streets of Warsaw on the night of December 13, 1981.
General Jaruzelski speaks to the soldiers.
Joint military exercises of the armies of the GDR and Czechoslovak Socialist Republic in 1982.
The arrest of oppositionist Severin Yavorsky after the introduction of martial law in Poland.
The boarding house of Silesian, where the interned leaders of Solidarity were held.
PersonnelBovin Alexander Evgenievich - journalist, diplomat
Erofeev Viktor Vladimirovich - writer
Medvedev Roy Alexandrovich - historian, writer
Walesa Lech - Polish state and political figure
Jaruzelski Wojciech - Polish statesman and politician, military leader
Kadar Janos - Hungarian statesman and politician
Ceausescu Nicolae - Romanian statesman and politician
Honecker Erich - German statesman and politician
Gusak Gustav - a Czechoslovak state and political figure
Kulikov Victor Georgievich - military commander
International military organizations; International cooperation; Political figures; Army; Policy