Ronald Reagan statue unveiled in Warsaw
A statue to former US president Ronald Reagan, who is highly respected in Poland for having helped hasten the fall of the Iron Curtain, was unveiled by Communist-era opposition icon Lech Walesa in Warsaw yesterday.
A statue of former US president Ronald Reagan has been unveiled in Poland
2:44PM GMT 21 Nov 2011
"Let us bow before Ronald Reagan for the fact that our generation was able to bring an end to the great divisions and conflicts of the world," Mr Walesa said in a ceremony in the heart of the Polish capital Warsaw.
"What happened seemed impossible or unthinkable. The older generations still remember," the Nobel Peace laureate said.
"In Poland, we had more than 200,000 Soviet soldiers. Across Europe, there were more than a million, as well as nuclear weapons. Major changes without a nuclear conflict seemed unlikely," he added.