In a fresh article “Cool relations between the USA and Russia are a chance for Poland” (“Rzeczpospolita”) journalist Andrzej Talaga claims that the period of unfavorable Russian-American relations has come, and therefore Poland can become an ally on the frontline for the US.
The author of the article explicitly states that an alliance with the United States "would be extremely desirable for us." The journalist doesn’t shy away from specifics: the Poles want American military technology, elements of a missile defense system and liquefied gas.
Having received all this from America, Poland will become no more, no less, “a front-line country restraining Russia's ambitions in Europe.”
Bronislaw Wildstein in the article "Russian offensive" (“Do Rzeczy”) writes directly that Russia has started an expansion: “For several months now Russia has been intensifying its offensive actions in Poland ...”
And how does she come?
First, Russia, according to Wildstein, imposes energy dependence on the Poles. Secondly, from this dependence arises and economic dependence. Third, the Kremlin demonstrates to the world that Warsaw is in the Russian sphere of influence, and the reputation of a country dependent on Russia reduces the importance of Poland in the international political arena.
As a result of this thought-out expansion, the position of Warsaw in contacts with Western countries weakens. The author complains that these countries may stop perceiving Poland as a full-fledged partner. The case is about to turn so that Poland in general will lose the opportunity to pursue an independent policy.
Moscow wins in the campaign against Poland, as evidenced by the foreign policy fiasco of Prime Minister Donald Tusk and Foreign Minister Radoslav Sikorski. Also, the success of Russia is proved by the presence of the “pro-Russian lobby” in Poland.
The author hints that Poland is rented from the inside.
“In recent months, Russians have released a number of amazing information on the Polish-Russian cooperation. It turned out that Poland’s military counterintelligence was cooperating with the FSB, and representatives of the State Election Commission traveled to Moscow to study. Such news they are called upon to discredit our leadership and cast a shadow on it both in the eyes of the Western allies and the Poles. The same goal is pursued by the reports of the next defeats of the Tusk team regarding the investigation of the Smolensk disaster. ”
Wildstein believes that such initiatives "are contrary to common sense."
This is another matter if the Polish special services cooperate "with their colleagues from NATO." This is apparently not dangerous. And with the Russian - it is impossible. How can you deal with the special services of the country, which "declares the desire to limit Polish sovereignty"? As for officials from the electoral commission, the author immediately notes, they can learn in Moscow “only methods of deception”.
Further, the journalist informs Polish voters that “the servers that calculate the results of the Polish elections are in Russia”. Hence the conclusion about the connection of the Polish government with the Kremlin.
The Russian lobby in Poland, the author calls the "Russian party". Such a political structure, according to the analyst, indicates a "pathology".
At the same time, the journalist attributes to Putin the desire to revive the Soviet empire. Putin, he writes, "officially declared that he was striving to revive the country's former power and spheres of influence."
Poland is flooded with Moscow agents, and this is only one of the manifestations of the “Russian party” in Poland. Involved in the expansion and people associated with Russia's economic and political interests, said the journalist.
Postcolonial weakness is demonstrated not only by Poland, but also by its neighboring countries. Patients with postcolonial complexes engage in self-humiliation and bow to the powerful of this world. The cultivation of these complexes in modern Poland shows how sick Poland is, summarizes Wildstein.
The next expert on the Polish-Russian friendship calls Russia the most dangerous country in the world. Before that, he was imbued with the thought of the danger posed by the Kremlin, that he even carried it into the title.
An interview with Mariusz Staniszewski, taken from the professor of the Jagiellonian University, historian and Sovietologist Andrzej Nowak and published in the newspaper Do Rzeczy, was given the name "Russia is the most dangerous country in the world".
Andrzej Novak reports that Poland will cease to be perceived as an obstacle if it turns into the field of Russian domination, on which Moscow, by virtue of necessity, will or will not conduct any tests, guided by imperial needs.
Nowak is sure that it is Poland that pays the highest price for gas in Europe. Putin, this expert calls the candidate "gas science." According to Novak, countries “considered to be passive objects of Russian policy” may receive an award in the form of low gas prices. He further declares completely illogical: “Unfortunately, our prices indicate that the Polish ruling team has failed to resist Russian policy, and over the past 20 years we have made many mistakes that strengthened our dependence on supplies from Russia.”
It seems that Poland is not a subject of politics, but an object following Russia — so why didn’t it receive an award?
It turns out that “if we meet Moscow’s expectations on 70, 80 or even 90%, it will still be able to use this tool”.
In general, there is an exceptional case with Poland: no matter how it acts, the Kremlin still uses it.
The interviewee hints at the fact that V. Putin has been managing unfortunate dependent Poland for several years now.
“The government of Tusk got bogged down in internal games that Putin mercilessly used and fed. From the very beginning, the priority task of the government was the fight against the party “Law and Justice” (PiS), which had previously demonstrated a realistic and firm position with regard to Russia. Tusk and Sikorsky were ready at any price to show that their predecessors were wrong. And so the first guest with whom Donald Tusk met as Prime Minister was the Russian ambassador. And the visit, which opened a new Eastern policy, was sent not to all of the previous prime ministers to Kiev, but to Moscow. ”
Andrzej Novak is convinced that Poland “quite consciously” surrendered Kiev to Putin. Tusk has the logic of "imperial vassal." And in general, it came to the point that Poland is showing “mortal fear of Putin,” and this fear is seen in Kiev, and in Tbilisi, and in Vilnius, where they also talk about imminent surrender to Moscow.
Poland’s mission, Novak believes, is to indicate to the European partners the threat. Moscow must be forced to abandon blackmail (in particular, energy) as a political method. It is necessary to diversify energy sources. And you can dig a channel that will open the way to the port of Elblлонg.
True, this channel Novak has not yet dug.
By the way, his other statements about Russia are also known.
Article "Russian military doctrine determines the future of Poland" (“WPolityce”) are excerpts from a lecture on the military doctrine of Russia, given in the Warsaw club Hybrydy by the professor at the Jagiellonian University Andrzej Novak. A political scientist and expert on Russian topics, Professor Wlodzimierz Marciniak, a lecturer at the Graduate School of Business in Nowy Sонcz, commented on the presentation
After the overthrow of the power of the Communists over the KGB, there was no one left, the professor said, and the Committee was able to put its interests into practice. Referring to the book by the English analyst Edward Lucas "The Deception", Novak said that Russia is now ruled by four people: a) Putin; b) an accountant living abroad; c) antiquary from St. Petersburg; d) a former KGB officer in Dresden, who has now returned to Russia.
Nevertheless, Putin rules the ball: it is he who orders the music, that is, forms the Russian military doctrine. It was Putin who promulgated Russia's first official military doctrine in 2000. The enemies remained the same: the West, the United States. As with Yeltsin.
When the war with Georgia broke out in 2008, it turned out that military operations were quite possible and weapons could be used, the professor notes. “You can send Tanks and planes to a European country, accompanying this, of course, with an effective propaganda campaign. ”
The professors are worried about the Russian Topoli and Yarsy, as well as the Bulava missiles. Moreover, Russia has cyber weapons in its arsenal (Russia committed a cyber attack on Estonia in the 2007 year, he notes). Worse, at the Zapad military exercises, Russia is practicing "landing operations during the landing on the Baltic Sea coast and a nuclear attack on Warsaw."
Who are these terrible Russian?
Article "Russia in the form of a quilt" (“Nowa Europa Wschodnia”) Tomasz Horbowski tells about the recently collected collection of reports of the long-term Gazeta Wyborcza correspondent in Moscow, Vatslav Radzivinovich - “Gogol in the Google era”.
The texts that are filled with the book in 1998-2012 years were written for the newspaper and are sketches from Russian life. The principle on which Russia operates, was formulated by Leo Tolstoy. He remains unchanged: "He hits the face, which means he has the right to hit."
The author tells of a terrible, unprincipled country, where the police robs with impunity, rapes, kidnaps people, where the Moscow authorities get rid of immigrants, where mothers are searching for their dead sons in dead-clogged carriages. This is the Russia of the Chechen war, the authoritarian rule of Putin, Beslan, the Theater on Dubrovka, the murder of Politkovskaya, the war with Georgia and the tragedy of the Kursk submarine, the journalist lists.
Radzivinovich describes how the Samara authorities before the visit to the city of Putin brought scarce buckwheat to the city. And once Vladimir Vladimirovich decided to ride a Lada, and his associates prepared a spare car: an hour is gone, the product of the Russian car industry will break down.
One of the author’s reports is devoted to a pamphlet written by the Kremlin bureaucrats (secret). It explains how to look like a Russian official and how to ensure his longevity. “One should be slim, sober and tidy,” Radzivinovich quotes the council. Anyone who adheres to all the rules will be able to live to 150 years. So promises the Kremlin.
In the journalist’s book a lot has been written about women carrying the country on their shoulders, the main problem of which is men who drink notorious self-esteem.
Another vision of the "lead abominations of Russian life" presented in the article "Post-apocalyptic image of Russia" ("Nowa Europa Wschodnia") Zemovit Ščerek.
Already in the introduction a finished stereotype is outlined: Russia is a country crumbling to pieces. Endless swamps, rare birches, shabby concrete ruins, wandering "dead drunk" beggars, among whose opponents are oligarchs, policemen and autocrat. The elite owns minerals, and "ordinary people live on leftovers from the master's table."
The country's infrastructure is breathing its last, as can be seen from construction, air, river and other disasters, the author believes. State bodies pretend that they are working for the benefit of citizens, but in fact it seems that “the Russian state is acting against the interests of the Russians.”
It is only strange, we add in conclusion that a drunken country, breathing its last, inhabited by people without self-esteem, is able to deprive this very feeling of Poland.
Observed and commented on Oleg Chuvakin
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