Aleksander Szczygło

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Aleksander Marek Szczygło
Aleksander Szczygło (2009).jpg
Head of the National Security Bureau
In office
15 January 2009 – 10 April 2010
Deputy Witold Waszczykowski, Zbigniew Nowek
Preceded by Władysław Stasiak
Minister of National Defense of Poland
11th Minister of National Defense of the Third Republic of Poland
In office
7 February 2007 – 16 November 2007
Preceded by Radosław Sikorski
Succeeded by Bogdan Klich
Chief of Office of the President of the Republic of Poland
In office
2 August 2006 – 7 February 2007
Preceded by Robert Draba
Succeeded by Robert Draba
Member of the Sejm
In office
5 November 2007 – 15 January 2009
19 October 2001 – 2 August 2006
Constituency 35 – Olsztyn
Personal details
Born 27 October 1963
Jeziorany, Poland
Died 10 April 2010(2010-04-10) (aged 46)
Smolensk, Russia
Nationality Polish
Political party Law and Justice
Alma mater University of Gdańsk

Aleksander Marek Szczygło [alɛˈksandɛr ˈʂt͡ʂɨɡwɔ] ( ) (27 October 1963 – 10 April 2010) was a Polish politician. He was first elected to Polish parliament Sejm in 2001 and subsequently reelected on 25 September 2005 with 19,006 votes in 35th electoral district (Olsztyn). Both times he was a candidate of the Law and Justice party.

From 7 February 2007 until 16 November 2007 he was Minister of National Defence in the cabinet of Jarosław Kaczyński.

From 15 January 2009 until his death he was the chief of the National Security Bureau.

He was listed on the flight manifest[1] of the Tupolev Tu-154 of the 36th Special Aviation Regiment carrying the President of Poland Lech Kaczyński which crashed near Smolensk-North airport near Pechersk near Smolensk, Russia, on 10 April 2010, killing all aboard.

In 2010, Szczygło was posthumously awarded the Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta. He had previously been awarded the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary in 2009 and the Ukrainian Order of Merit 2nd Class.


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Historical propaganda in Russia

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