Poland’s Strategy

Poland’s Strategy

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Polish national strategy pivots around a single, existential issue: how to preserve its national identity and independence. Located on the oft-invaded North European Plain, Poland’s existence is heavily susceptible to the moves of major Eurasian powers. Therefore, Polish history has been erratic, with Poland moving from independence — even regional dominance — to simply disappearing […]

The future of Russia – divergent scenarios for 2020-50

The future of Russia – divergent scenarios for 2020-50

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Forecasts concerning the future of Russia are widely divergent which is alarming and should receive our immediate attention. On one hand, there are forecasts concerning the possibility of the Russian Federation’s territorial breakdown – as it was foreseen by a CIA report[1] – on the other hand, some people, like Sachs who is an outstanding […]

Journey to Chechnya

Journey to Chechnya

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Chechnya. Associations are clear: war, terror, destruction. Chechnya shows itself to be a symbol of Russian authoritarianism and totalitarianism. I see poor, cut-out, oppressed people, who are in vain fighting for freedom against the Moscow oppression. Chechnya is conscience pangs of Europe, which is idly looking at the law-breaking of weak, but too big Russia. […]

Królewiec, Königsberg, Kaliningrad…notes from a journey

Królewiec, Königsberg, Kaliningrad…notes from a journey

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Kaliningrad. An Orthodox Church was opened here not so long ago by Putin. Its dome doesn’t have a traditional round shape, instead it reminds of a medieval warrior’s helmet. A guide asked why it is that way, answers without hesitation – that’s how Orthodox Churches are decorated on the fringes of the empire. It’s not […]

Poland may become another Singapore

Poland may become another Singapore

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Poland may become another Singapore – Błażej Lenkowski’s interview with Cezary Smorszczewski We are located between two powerful countries. The former is one of the greatest exporters in the world. We sell low-processed goods there and, as a result, our profits are insignificant. The latter country’s economy is based mainly on natural resources. Could we […]

The Russian engage not only in protests

The Russian engage not only in protests

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According to the majority of observers, the Russian no longer consent to the social contract offered by Vladimir Putin. The citizens protest against the theory that “they will make a living thanks to political loyalty or passiveness”. What caused this change? What social activities, which have begun last Autumn, may result in? It is worth […]

One month after the day P.

One month after the day P.

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Now when certain time has passed since the day P. – the day of elections of Putin – we can reflect on our future a little bit. It is still not totally clear but some evaluation can be already made. Elections were not fair from the very beginning. Only “trusted” candidates with no chances for […]

Will Putin understand Russia?

Will Putin understand Russia?

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Will the new (old) Russian president be able to accept challenges that are created for him by the protesting nation and that contradict the ruling philosophy that he has pursued so far? Russia is changing – Russia that will happen to be ruled by Vladimir Putin is now completely different from Russia from the times […]

Russia has become less influential

Russia has become less influential

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Elections in Russia have not lead to any serious consequences. Instead of any  surprise, there is disappointment and a feeling that the political situation in the country is rather immutable. One should also consider future relations between Poland and Russia. They may never improve although the current Polish government has already ensured that the relations […]

Putin 2.0?

Putin 2.0?

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Putin may only become the real alpha male when he reduces the bureaucratic omnipotence. He has to, just as Peter I once did, shave the boyars’ beards. Recent presidential elections in Russia only confirmed what had been expected. Having swept to a clear victory over the rivals in the first round, Vladimir Putin returns  to […]

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