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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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  1. Andrey, always love to read your stories on the hot spot!

    It is amazing, how this propaganda-machine works…

    btw, I put your on my blogroll under “what I read” as “Russian Journalist in Berlin”, hope you like it :)

    Regarding your problems with WordPress – notm it is not complicated, it is only that you are not used to it. There is not function like “friends” in livejournal, we just put blogs on the blogroll.
    To see what is new on your friend blog you have to go to your Dashborad to “Blog Surfer” where you can add a WP Blog ULR and then get the updates listed.

    WordPress is really the best blogging software so far :)
    Good Luck and hope to read more of your great reports!


    August 24, 2008 at 11:55 pm

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