Search: Russia,Poland (38 materials)


Poland’s Russia Sickness”: Does Support for Ukraine’s Conflict with Russia Serve U.S. Long-Term Strategic Goals and Regional Stability?

... professional (and depoliticized) historians, those who aim neither at practising propaganda nor at irrational chutzpah. All of this, in my opinion, should serve as an impulse to look for new avenues of cooperation as well as serious reassessment of Poland’s and Russia’s common challenges and threats. As Roman Dmowski famously wrote in 1930, “Russia’s destruction would be desirable from the point of view of many countries,” yet, he also warned, that “after all, the time would have come, and perhaps ...


Why History Matters in Belarus

... Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth briefly occupied Moscow in times of trouble, until it made the mistake of trying to impose Catholicism on Russia. This led to the successful patriotic revolt in 1612 led by Dmitry Pozharsky and Kuzma Minin. The historical RussiaPoland enmity is dramatised in Moussorgsky's opera “Boris Godunov,” based on the Pushkin epic poem of the same name. The ghosts today in Belarus are not just Jewish ones. Huge amounts of Russian blood were shed across these lands during the Nazi advance ...


Professor Stanisław Bieleń: Ruling Elites Opted for Unconditional Cooperation with Western Countries

... extremely influential and not subject to anyone’s control. Despite the persistent propaganda, one can risk to say that in the current geopolitical situation there is no country close to Polish borders, which would want to destabilize Poland. Scaring Poland with Russia is solely the result of an aberration in its perception. Although Russia dissociates itself from any aggressive intentions towards Poland, politicians of almost all options and mass media create the greatest threat on its part. In this way, the ...


Ukraine: Geopolitical View of the Interested International Actors

... alternative succession of historical stages. He rejected the unity of eastern Slavs, drawing a line between the Ukrainian-Russian people and Great Russians. Before Mr Grushevsky, Ukrainian history had one way or another been integrated into the history of Russia and Poland, the neighbour powers which controlled Ukrainian territories. Accordingly, his innovation suggested an alternative model of historical development and a new succession in the continuity of state entities seen as the forerunners of modern Ukraine....


The Fight for Nord Stream 2: The Interests of all the Players Involved

... of affairs on the markets, the gas will go largely unclaimed. On the one hand, there is nowhere for the gas to be used. On the other, a number of these projects will simply not be profitable. The construction of Nord Stream 2 would actually benefit Poland. The more Russian gas going to Germany, the greater the surplus of the raw material that can subsequently be traded on the spot market. In order to support American gas producers, the U.S. authorities are trying to clear the market of competition for them, specifically ...


Ivan Timofeev Makes a Presentation of «Russia’s Foreign Policy: Looking Towards 2018» Report in Warsaw

... international affairs, researchers and journalists. We are making a presentation of an important text today looking forward to a serious professional discussion». Igor Zhukovsky, Head of the Rossotrudnichestvo Representative Office in the Republic of Poland: «We have held a number of expert meetings with Polish partners today — both on the site of the Russian Center of Science and Culture in Warsaw and in the Casimir Pulaski Foundation. The creation of dialog platforms for professional communities in the areas of culture, education, and scientific research is our priority in the context of complex ...


How to Make Enemies and Alienate Friends

... Austria, and Shell, which are quite determined to continue with the project, despite the US sanctions. The message coming from Rex Tillerson, before he attended the main part of his visit to Poland, could suggest that the US wants to position itself with Poland against countries like France, Germany, and obviously Russia. The move, which appears to be risky at the time of global uproar against ‘America First’ in general, and President Trump in particular, is in Poland’s best interest to materialize its Three Seas Initiative — something which is perceived ...


The Euro-Atlantic Security Formula: The Implications of NATO-Russia Relations to the Baltic Sea Region

... professionals both in Russia and the West interpreting them in a relatively rational way. The same cannot be said of the next three components. The fourth component concerns political identity. This topic is particularly pressing for the Baltic states and Poland. For these countries, Russia is a part of the "dark legend" national narrative. They perceive Moscow as the grotesque embodiment of an almost absolute evil. Historical experience is projected both onto the present and into the future. Identity imparts a fair share ...


Ernest Wyciszkiewicz: The EU and NATO are the Cornerstones of Polish Security

... territory. A feeling emerged that there were first and second category members, for which Poland has never given consent. This preference to have NATO boots on the ground was reinforced after the annexation of Crimea along with the military build-up of Russian forces. Having NATO soldiers in Poland and in the Baltic states is obviously a part of reassurance policy badly needed under current circumstances. It is not something that strategically changes the existing imbalance: from the perspective of Russian capabilities it’s almost nothing,...


Poland’s Ambassador to Russia Włodzimierz Marciniak visits RIAC

On December 12, Włodzimierz Marciniak, the Ambassador of Republic of Poland to Russia, visited RIAC. RIAC President Igor Ivanov informed Polish diplomat about the Council’s projects concerning European security and Russia’s cooperation with the EU countries and NATO, as well as about the RIAC’s experience of collaborating ...


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    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
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    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
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