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Kathryn Quinn

Elton John is to be awarded a medal by Poland's Solidarity leader Lech Wałesa for his role in the collapse of Communism.

Five years before the fall of the Soviet states the Rocket Man star called for political change in eastern Europe during a concert in Gdansk in 1984.

Now Elton is to receive Solidarity's Medal of Gratefulness when he returns to the city for a show on Sunday.

The medal is inscribed in Latin saying 'Hic nobis adiumento in periculis, solacio in laboribus fuit', which means, "He rushed to help us amid danger, to console when times were difficult."




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