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Poland's top politician wants 'grand' tribute to late twin

  • Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the head of the ruling Law and Justice party, lays a wreath in memory of his brother, President Lech Kaczynski, on the seventh anniversary of this brother's death, in Warsaw , Poland, Monday, April 10, 2017. Poland on Monday remembers the president and 95 others who died with him in a plane crash in Russia on April 10, 2010. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

    Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the head of the ruling Law and Justice party, lays a wreath in memory of his brother, President Lech Kaczynski, on the seventh anniversary of this brother's death, in Warsaw , Poland, Monday, April 10, 2017. Poland on Monday remembers the president and 95 others who died with him in a plane crash in Russia on April 10, 2010. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)  (The Associated Press)

  • The ruling party Law and Justice leader and twin brother of the former Polish President Lech Kaczynski, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, center, lays a wreath during a ceremony at the Powazki cemetery to mark the seventh anniversary of the crash of the Polish government plane in Smolensk, Russia, that killed 96 people on board including Lech Kaczynski, in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, April 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

    The ruling party Law and Justice leader and twin brother of the former Polish President Lech Kaczynski, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, center, lays a wreath during a ceremony at the Powazki cemetery to mark the seventh anniversary of the crash of the Polish government plane in Smolensk, Russia, that killed 96 people on board including Lech Kaczynski, in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, April 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)  (The Associated Press)

  • Poland's ruling party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski tells a news conference in Warsaw , Poland, Wednesday, April 12, 2017, that he wants a "very grand" monument to be put up in downtown Warsaw to honor his twin, the late President Lech Kaczynski who was killed in a 2010 plane crash in Russia. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

    Poland's ruling party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski tells a news conference in Warsaw , Poland, Wednesday, April 12, 2017, that he wants a "very grand" monument to be put up in downtown Warsaw to honor his twin, the late President Lech Kaczynski who was killed in a 2010 plane crash in Russia. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)  (The Associated Press)

Poland's ruling party leader says he wants a "very grand" monument to be put up in downtown Warsaw to honor his twin, the late President Lech Kaczynski, who was killed in a 2010 plane crash in Russia.

A new monument has been a bone of contention between the ruling party and Warsaw authorities, who recruit from the opposition. A commemorative plaque has already been placed outside the presidential palace.

But Jaroslaw Kaczynski, who is Poland's most powerful politician, on Wednesday invited artists to come up with projects for a "grand, very grand" monument near the palace.

President Kaczynski and a Polish delegation were on a flight to Russia to pay tribute to Polish officers killed by the Soviet secret police during World War II when their plane crashed.