Street named after Lech and Maria Kaczynski in Georgia

Tue 12 Apr 2011 02:48 GMT | 06:48 Local Time

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Zoya Rukhadze Street in the Georgian town of Gori has been renamed in honour of the late Polish president, Lech Kaczynski, and his wife Maria.

The first name board was symbolically unveiled by the Polish military attaché in Georgia and the regional governor, Rustavi2  reported.

As president of Poland, Lech Kaczynski provided assistance to the people of Gori after the war with Russian in August 2008. At his initiative, children displaced from South Ossetia were taken to Poland for psychological rehabilitation.

The Kaczynskis were killed when the plane they were travelling in crashed as it attempted to land at Smolensk in Russia on 10 April 2010. They were en route to a memorial ceremony to remember the Polish officers massacred in Katyn by Soviet secret services during World War II.

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