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From a dragon to a dragon

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I went to Poland to cover the ceremony of signing the anti-missile agreement between Poland and the US.

In Warsaw airport two Polish magazines are on sale side by side:


”Wprost” has on its cover today´s caricature on Russia, ”Polityka” has a caricature on Russia back from 1920 (the times of Soviet-Polish war), and they empasize it’s authenticity.

According to the issue of “Wprost”, 38% of Poles regard Russia as the main enemy. Germany is N.2 but with only 8%.

According to other polls, a half of Polish population are afraid of Russia today.

We have been just a couple of days in Poland and didn’t notice anything of the kind. Well what anti-Russian can one see when living in a nice hotel, going by taxi and dining in a cafe in the Old City? But many people heard us speaking Russian and asked: Are you Russians? Came because of the anti-missile agreement? What do you think about it?

It is a Polish-American deal but they bear Russia in mind. One has to think about neighbours.


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August 23, 2008 at 12:56 pm

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