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Poland marks anniversary of 1830 uprising against Russia

29.11.2023 22:30
Poland's president and top state officials have marked the anniversary of the 1830 November Uprising against Russia, also known as the Cadet Revolution.
A ceremony at Warsaws Belweder Palace on Wednesday to mark 193 years since Polands 1830 November Uprising against Russia.
A ceremony at Warsaw's Belweder Palace on Wednesday to mark 193 years since Poland's 1830 November Uprising against Russia.X/Office of the President of Poland

The main ceremony took place at Belweder Palace in Warsaw on Wednesday, Polish state news agency PAP reported.

November 29 marked 193 years since the outbreak of the insurgency, also referred to as the Polish-Russian War.

President Andrzej Duda said in a speech that young Polish cadets had started the November Uprising "to regain a free, sovereign and independent Poland."

At the time, Poland was partitioned between Russia, Prussia and Austria.

Duda added that the Polish insurgents "were ready to give their life" to achieve their goal.

The president said the Cadet Revolution should "always serve as a symbol of the unwavering drive to achieve a free, sovereign and independent Poland."

Meanwhile, Jan Józef Kasprzyk, the head of Poland's Office for War Veterans and Victims of Oppression, laid flowers at a monument to the November Uprising in Warsaw's Royal Łazienki Park, public broadcaster Polish Radio's IAR news agency reported.

The Polish rebellion against Russia, Europe's main military power at the time, lasted until October 1831.

The uprising was put down and many Poles, including the composer Fryderyk Chopin and poets Adam Mickiewicz and Juliusz Słowacki, were forced to emigrate, the IAR news agency noted.


Source: IAR, PAP