Locked content Russia considers sanction against Poland over Soviet monuments

Russian senators are calling on President Vladimir Putin to put sanctions on Poland for recent de-communization laws that would result in tearing down any public monuments that seem to glorify communism or “any other totalitarian” regime. This would affect numerous monuments build during the cold wa...

Locked content Russian MFA: Polish ministers’ claims on Russia threat “st...

The statements on Moscow’s threats made by Polish ministers are “stupid and dangerous,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday. “They [the statements] are simply stupid and dangerous just because they are stupid,” Zakharova was quoted as saying ...

Locked content Poland appoints new ambassador to Russia

The Polish Foreign Ministry has officially appointed Włodzimierz Marciniak as the new Ambassador to Russia, the ministry’s press service said on Thursday. “Minister Witold Waszczykowski appointed new Polish ambassadors on behalf of the president. Wlodzimierz Marciniak will represent Poland in ...

Locked content More than €60 mln for Poland-Russia cross-border program

The Polish Ministry of Development has announced the allocation of €61.3 million (PLN 270 million) for a Poland-Russia cross-border cooperation program, the launch of which is scheduled for June. “We are waiting for feedback and comments on the draft program of “+Poland-Russia 2014-2020+...

Locked content Polish truckers to pay twice as much in Russia

Russia has increased the road fees paid by foreign drivers from RUB 60,000/year (EUR 805) to RUB 120,000/year (EUR 1,610). The list of 17 countries includes Poland. According to officials, this decision is mainly due to the devaluation of the Russian currency. In 2008, one euro equaled 35 rubles, wh...

Locked content Poland and Russia relaunch freight transport

Friday’s meeting of Russian and Polish infrastructure ministers resulted in a decision to issue 20,000 permits for both Polish and Russian freight carriers (10,000 each). Russian labor permit agreements in the cargo business with Poland officially expired on February 15, as a consequence Polis...

Locked content Polish freight carriers not allowed into Russia

Russian labor permit agreements in the cargo business with Poland have officially expired, as a consequence Polish freight carriers are no longer allowed into Russian territory. Talks to renew them have been unsuccessful. Jerzy Szmit, deputy minister of infrastructure, who is in charge of transport ...