Gallery 1. Polish Borderlands | Room 1a. Historical Borderlands


Official in Ministry of Interior, 2nd Republic of Poland

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Polish expansion eastwards dates back to the earliest days of Poland. In 1018 King Boleslaw I Chrobry, who was the first King of Poland, invaded and defeated the Kievan Rus in the Battle at Bug river.  In 1241, 1259 and 1287 the hordes of Genghis Khan swept over Europe, invading and torching much of Eastern Poland.