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Vancouver author, retired journalist looks back at time in Poland in 1980s

Journalist sees echo of Solidarity movement in Ukrainian resistance

By Erin Middlewood, Columbian Managing Editor for Content
Published: March 9, 2023, 6:04am
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Vancouver resident Sonya Zalubowski saved mementos from her time reporting on the Solidarity movement in Poland.
Vancouver resident Sonya Zalubowski saved mementos from her time reporting on the Solidarity movement in Poland. (Sonya Zalubowski) Photo Gallery

In her new book, retired journalist Sonya Zalubowski of Vancouver recounts her time in an Eastern European nation struggling to break free of Russia’s orbit — not present-day Ukraine, but Poland in the 1980s.

Poland shares a 330-mile border with Ukraine, and since its neighbor was invaded by Russia a year ago, has served as the gateway for weapons and supplies from the West.

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