The archives of Ukrainian special services are the equivalent of the Polish Institute of National Remembrance collections. They contain the secrets of NKVD, KGB, operating methods. Taking over these archives would be a great success for the Russians, says Professor Grzegorz Motyka, a historian and director of the Institute of Political Studies PAS.
Bones of tall men covered with a red dye, discovered by researchers including Polish archaeologists in two burial mounds in Vojvodina (northern Serbia) probably belonged to people who had come there almost 5 thousand years ago from the steppes of today's South Russia or Ukraine.
While the Black Death did affect the population in many parts of Europe, there were areas where its impact was negligible or none at all, scientists including Polish researchers report in Nature Ecology and Evolution. These came to such these conclusions by studying... fossil spores and plant pollen.
Researchers from the University of Wroclaw and the Wrocław Medical University recreate and analyse medical preparations and 'drugs from an old Polish pharmacy'. They find recipes in diaries, letters, memoirs and private notes dating back to the 16th - 18th century.
Researchers from Szczecin want to determine the cause of the death of 64 people whose remains have been found in the former Stalag II-D camp in Stargard (West Pomerania). The POWs died within four consecutive days, but there are no traces indicating, for example, that they were shot.
Polish-Russian team of archaeologists discovered a skeleton of a woman equipped with a gold pectoral ornament and a bronze mirror inside a large barrow from approx. 2.5 thousand years ago. The research was carried out in Siberia, in the place known as the 'Siberian Valley of the Kings'.