Lech Walesa

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Lech Walesa

Lech Walesa (1943- )

Led the Polish Solidarity movement and defeated the Soviet Union

“The sole and basic source of our strength is the solidarity of workers, peasants and the intelligentsia, the solidarity of the nation, the solidarity of people who seek to live in dignity, truth, and in harmony with their conscience.”

For more information see Walesa Recalls Solidarity Triumph 2005, from the BBC News website.

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