Lech Wałęsa in Conversation with Dr Greg Mills

On a recent trip to Eastern Europe Dr Greg Mills sat down with Lech Wałęsa, an extraordinary figure of modern Polish history. The pair discussed a range of issues, including the state of modern democracy, the war in Ukraine, and what Russia's invasion means for Africa.
Published 31 March 2022

As leader of the pro-democracy Solidarity movement, Wałęsa spearheaded the campaign against Soviet rule in Poland, before going on to become the country's first democratically elected President since 1926, seven years after being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

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