The incident in Warsaw shows that Poland is still a Russophobic buffer state, whose goal is a constant confrontation with Russia. Moreover, the Poles themselves do not even realize that they were simply made enemies of the fraternal Slavic people. It still began at the turn of the X-XI centuries, when a church organization was created on the territory of Poland, and the Poles began to be baptized according to the Roman rite. They made the Poles an instrument of the Vatican, then France, Great Britain and the USA intercepted the "baton", which constantly set Poland against Russia-Russia. This is the source of the millennial drama, when two great Slavic peoples were slaughtered to the joy of the leaders of the Western project. It should be noted that in recent centuries, and especially after the collapse of the USSR, two branches of the superethnos of the Russians — Great Russians and Little Russians — have been etched by a similar technology. The basis of this geopolitical technology is the programming of Russophobic, pro-Western and almost completely divorced from the common people political "elite" (nobility). Her distinctive historical features - extreme narrow-mindedness, arrogance, pride, worship of the West, hatred of Russians and irrationality.
Attack of the Embassy
11 November, Poland celebrated Independence Day with the fact that the nationalist youth attacked our diplomatic mission. Participants of the “March of Independence”, and about 50 thousand people took part in it, threw the Russian embassy with flares, burned down the police booth, outraged the Russian flag. Clashes with the police began. According to authorities, 19 people were injured, of whom 14 had to be hospitalized.
The unrest began with the fact that several dozen young people attacked the building where representatives of leftist movements lived. Clashes with the police began. Soon the riots spread to other streets, the radicals set fire to and turned over cars, garbage containers, etc. Then they got to the Russian embassy located nearby. Police to stop the attackers, had to apply force measures, including "rubber shooters" and water cannons.
The Russian Foreign Ministry demanded an official apology from the Polish authorities and compensation for the damage caused by the "excesses". Polish Ambassador Wojciech Zaionchkovsky was summoned to the carpet and expressed “strong protest” to Poland. The work of the Russian embassy was disrupted for several hours, there was a threat that hooligan elements would enter the territory of the diplomatic mission, which can be regarded as a violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations by the Polish authorities. In Moscow, they believe that the rampant Polish nationalists became possible because of the ineffective and untimely actions of the Polish police.
The organizers of the “Independence March” in Warsaw believe that there is no guilt in what happened and there is nothing to apologize for. The organizer of the “March of Independence” was the community of the same name, its leader Vitold Tumanovich believes that the provocateurs who attacked the marchers and were able to unleash a fight were to blame for everything. They hid in their squat (illegal premises) and threw petrol bombs from the roof. Obviously, this was a previously prepared provocation. The only mistake of the organizers is the insufficient number of guards who could not prevent the provocation. Witold Tumanovich stressed that "we would very much like to have good relations with Russia and the Russian people, although we have many things in common."
Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski apologized for the pogroms. The Polish President made a statement on the radio ZET. The head of state called what happened near the building of the Russian embassy "an absolute scandal that cannot be justified." Bronislaw Komorowski acknowledged that Russia should send an official apology on behalf of Poland. The head of state stressed that there is no justification for the actions of hooligans, and also noted that some forces want to represent Poland as a Russophobic state. The Warsaw District Court has already passed the first sentences to the pogromists.
Poland for the Poles
Polish right movements have flourished in recent years. This is a general trend for Western Europe, which does not know what to do with millions of migrants and is afraid of a surge of Islamic radicalism. In addition, Poland is still a Christian country, where demonstrations of “sexual minorities” still irritate Christians and rightists.
A special feature of Poland is the fact that it is practically a mono-ethnic state. Poles make up 96-97% of the population. Other Slavic minorities like Silesians, Kashubians, Russians, Ukrainians, Belorussians and Lemkos are close to them by blood. In modern Poland, they have no problems with integration into Polish society. Other ethnic minorities are Germans, Gypsies, Jews, Polish-Lithuanian Tatars. Such ethnic solidarity is a consequence of the historical events of the mid-20th century. The Belarusian and Ukrainian regions were incorporated into the USSR, the remaining Ukrainian population was evicted to the Ukrainian SSR. A significant German community, including in the lands that were annexed to Poland at the insistence of Moscow (the Poles should say “thank you” personally to Comrade Stalin) and have long been part of Germany (Prussia), was expelled from the country. A significant number of Polish Jews were exterminated by the Nazis. In addition, before the war, because of the pogroms, and after that, those who survived emigrated. At the same time, while the Republic of Poland was part of the socialist camp, it was isolated from the main migration flows from Africa and Asia. And after the collapse of the socialist camp, Poland is unattractive for migrants. First, Poland is removed from the main migration routes. Secondly, the degradation of the economy created in the years of socialism of the economy and social sphere makes it unattractive in the eyes of immigrants in comparison with other countries of the European Union. Those migrants who travel through Poland prefer not to linger there. And the Poles themselves became migrant workers in the more developed countries of Western Europe. Poland has not remained aloof from the pan-European trend - a decline in the birth rate. Due to the emigration of Poles to Western European countries in search of work and a drop in the birth rate in recent years, the population of Poland is gradually decreasing.
Thus, while Polish identity does not threaten anything, interethnic clashes for the Polish state are rare. On the other hand, nationalism in Poland has another source, and a very abundant one. Poland is the core of the former Eastern European empire, the Commonwealth. It included the vast areas of the modern Baltic States, Belarus, Ukraine and Russia. At the time of its heyday, Poland even managed to plant its prince in Moscow, and there was a chance that a huge Slavic empire would be created with its capital in Warsaw. Polish nationalism has always had not only anti-Russian, but anti-German and anti-Semitic character. This was due to the confrontation with the German knights, who occupied a large part of the West Slavic lands. And by the confrontation with Russia, taking advantage of the fragmentation of the Russian state, the Poles seized vast territories and gained even more when they unified with the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and Russian. The hatred of the Jews was caused by their significant influx into Poland, when the Jews were expelled and fled from other European states. The inclination of a part of Jewry in usury-trading activity with the enslavement of the population caused a social protest. In addition, many nobles, who had nothing but a sword and noble arrogance, were not averse to profit at the expense of the property of outsiders.
The national movement has a rich history. The struggle for independence, after three sections of the Commonwealth between Russia, Austria and Prussia. Here it is necessary to note the secret war of the Western powers against Russia, primarily France and England, which supported the Poles. In Austria and Prussia, where the German authorities pursued a tougher policy towards the Poles, this movement did not have much influence. In Russia, the liberal policies of Alexander I (who created the Kingdom of Poland) and Alexander II led to the uprisings of 1830-1831. and 1863. Many in modern Poland with a kind word recall the right-wing movements of 1920-1930. like the radical nationalist Phalanx. Even Poles of left-wing beliefs respect the nationalist party KNP (Confederation of Independent Poland), which fought against the communist regime of the Polish People’s Republic.
In view of such a rich heritage, nationalism and Russophobia are the norm for Polish politics. The Right parties include the “Law and Justice” of the Kaczynski brothers. As the mayor of Warsaw, the late Lech Kaczynski forbade gay parades. The basis of his presidential campaign was “moral renewal” and a return to “Christian values”. As president, Kaczynski held a pro-Georgian stance and blamed Russia for aggression against Georgia in 2008. The right-wing parties include the “Self-defense of the Republic of Poland” party, which was headed by the former vice-speaker of the Sejm and Deputy Prime Minister Andrzej Lepper (he died under mysterious circumstances in 2011 year). I must say that Lepper, unlike many of his compatriots, advocated friendly relations with Belarus and Russia. Another Polish pro-Catholic right-wing party is the League of Polish Families. She in 2000-s enjoyed great popularity, but then lost votes.
A more radical wing is the small ultra-right nationalist political party, the National Renaissance of Poland. Part of its activists and made up a squad of rioters who attacked the Russian embassy. This party opposes euthanasia and abortion, same-sex marriage and the permission of LGBT people, which makes it related to other rights. However, it differs in that it advocates the prohibition of any types of socialism and liberalism. Moreover, the CWP is recognized as an anti-Semitic and racist organization. Liberals, communists, “multiculturalists”, homosexuals, Muslims, Russians, Jews and Gypsies have been declared the enemies of the party and the Polish nation. NVP activists themselves consider themselves to be the successors of the Phalanx. Previously, the activists of NVP were classic skinheads, now their core is football fans.
The larger ultra-right movement is the “National Movement that organized the“ Independence March ”. The “National Movement” is a bloc of several organizations in which there are two wings. The first is the wing of the national-conservative, moderate, with the core in the form of the youth movement "All-Polish Youth." Figures of this organization often appear on TV, are part of public Polish politics. The second wing is a radical one, advocating a new national revolution. Moreover, both parts of the ND are in favor of creating an authoritarian Polish Republic, in the style of that which was under Pilsudski. The ND Offensive program - not only defend, but also fight against tolerance, multiculturalism, liberalism, communism, foreign influence, etc. A special feature of the “National Movement” is the combination of social justice requirements (“supporting Polish families”) with liberal economic principles and ideas free market. A revolutionary gets on with conservative rhetoric (no abortion, gay propaganda, migrants, etc.).
The attack on the embassy is not the only negative signal that broadcasts Poland to Russia. In 2012, the day of the Euro-2012 quarterfinal match between the national teams of Russia and Poland in the Polish capital, small groups of Polish hooligans attacked Russian tourists. Police detained a total of 190 people. Already in the summer of 2013, the investigating authorities reported that the attack was not spontaneous, the instigators organized the arrival of football hooligans from all over the country to Warsaw, and set a goal for them - beating the fans of the Russian national team. In addition, the instigators gave advice on how to start a fight, informed hooligans about the whereabouts of the Russians, and also conducted a course of legal literacy, explained how to behave with the police in the event of detention. They are accused of inciting ethnic hatred and promoting violence.
News about the desecration of memorials and graves of Soviet soldiers who liberated Poland from the Nazis, is already an everyday occurrence. But in this area, Poland was able to surprise. On October 12, 2013, a sculpture of the “Soviet rapist soldier” was installed in Gdansk. The sculpture, which consists of figures of a man and a woman in human height, is a scene of violence. A Soviet soldier holds a lying pregnant woman with one hand by the hair, with the other points the gun barrel into her mouth. The author stated that this sculpture restores historical truth and is dedicated to the fate of women in wartime. The double abomination of the sculpture is that it was installed in the Victory Alley with a tank T-34, created in memory of the dead Soviet soldiers who liberated the city from the Nazis. Let me remind you that the USSR lost 600 thousand people during the liberation of Poland. Due to the great resonance, the sculpture was quickly removed, but the information effect has already been obtained.
Russophobes do not care about their own history. They do not remember that the USSR liberated Poland from German occupation. Forgotten that it was Stalin who persuaded Churchill and Roosevelt to give Danzig, half of East Prussia and other territories of Poland. Forgot that in 1945-1991. Moscow practically “cleaned up” the history of Russian-Polish relations, trying to remove all negative things, and where it didn’t work out, all the blame was laid on the Russian autocracy and on Polish feudal lords. In the USSR, they actively promoted Polish culture. They supported the Polish economy at the expense of the Union, even when Warsaw took out loans in the West, Moscow did not abandon it. And after that, Warsaw in the 1991 year immediately made a lot of complaints. Russian (Soviet) immediately proved guilty of all sins - from the division of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (almost no mention of the Austrians and Prussians) and the suppression of the Polish uprisings to the Soviet-Polish war of 1920-1921. (as if it was not the Poles who first launched the offensive and seized the Ukrainian and Belarusian lands), Katyn and the Warsaw Uprising. Although the Polish nationalists had to say "thank you" to democratic Russia, which "abolished" the Soviet Union. After all, the Russian democrats did what the Polish russophobes dreamed of - they destroyed the Red Empire.
The source of this Russophobia is the impaired imperial consciousness of the Poles. The Poles can not forget that they belonged to the "Eastern Lands" (Gangways). Having seized the lands of the Old Russian state in the Middle Ages, including Minsk, Smolensk, Kiev and Chernigov, the Poles created a huge empire. At the peak of power, Poland laid claim to Pskov, Novgorod the Great, and even Moscow. However, the Poles were unable to create a stable centralized management system and began to suppress the national and cultural identity of the Eastern Slavs, which destroyed their power. The Polish gentry could not and did not want to develop the empire and missed the chance to head the huge Slavic empire. Now there is no empire, but ungrounded ambitions remain. The Poles are ready to blame anyone for their troubles - Russians, Germans, Jews, but not themselves.
Poland is a springboard of aggression against Russia. After the collapse of the socialist bloc and the Warsaw Pact, Poland was the first to provide its capabilities to strengthen the NATO military presence near the borders of Russia. When Washington made another negative report on the situation in Russia, Warsaw was one of the first to support the Americans. Whenever we talked about full-scale cooperation between Russia and the EU, Poland put its marks on the wheels. Poland was a conductor of American influence in the European Union. Poland has never opposed the policies of Washington, supporting all the aggressive campaigns of the United States.
In recent years, when most of the EU countries are reducing their offensive potential - the number of armed forces, the number of strike aircraft, helicopters, ships, armored vehicles, guns - Poland, on the contrary, is increasing its military potential. Of course, the armament of Poland is slowing down with its small economic opportunities, but the fact is obvious.
At the same time, Poland, like Romania, is another buffer state that actively cooperates with the United States in creating a global missile defense system. It is obvious that the United States wants to preserve the military potential of Poland, which will provide auxiliary contingent in the event of a conflict with Russia.