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Anna Walentynowicz was one of the 96 people on the plane that crashed in Russia killing the President of Poland and all on board. In 1980 Anna was a crane operator at the Gdansk shipyard in Communist Poland. Her role as a union activist led to her firing which set off a chain of events that led to the creation of Solidarity and the unraveling of Communism in Poland. She was 80 years old.