Year 1979 - UNESCO's International Year of the Child. Construction of the Centre of Oncology in the district of Ursynów. The ballet Ad Libitum at the Wrocław Opera- a reminiscence of the Warsaw Uprising. Włodzimierz Puchalski has died. Figurines made by folk artists from the Soviet village of Dymkovo. An artificial cross-country skiing track has been constructed in the Netherlands.