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Dec 12th, 2018, 3:10pm
 
Kevin Ruane, who as Warsaw correspondent covered the Solidarity movement and wrote books about it, has died in Australia.  
He worked at Caversham and in the Radio Newsroom before becoming Moscow Correspondent, and then moving to Poland.  In 2010 he was awarded the Medal of Gratitude by the Polish Government.  
His funeral took place in Canberra on December 7, 2018.
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Reply #1 - Dec 12th, 2018, 9:29pm
 
Kevin was 86.  He is survived by his partner, Clare Birgin, wife Beryl, son Vincent and daughter Frances.
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Reply #2 - Jan 17th, 2019, 4:41pm
 
Kevin's first book - on Solidarity - was The Polish Challenge; his second - Reasons of State: to kill a Polish priest - a thoughtful and at the same time thrilling account of the Polish State's murder of Father Jerzy Popieluszko. His partner was Clare Birgin (sic).
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Reply #3 - Jan 18th, 2019, 10:22am
 
Apologies for the spelling error - now corrected.  Thanks for the additional information.
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