Putin’s propaganda failure. How Kiev defeated Moscow (Part 2)

Regardless of the military outcome of the war, in a sense, Ukraine has already won. In 2014, the south-east of the country welcomed the Russians with flowers. Today, it bids them farewell with the legendary phrase of the defenders of the Snake Island. Separatism will not pass. In terms of propaganda, Putin has lost Ukraine […]

Putin’s propaganda failure. How Kiev defeated Moscow (Part 1)

Regardless of the military outcome of the war, in a sense, Ukraine has already won. In 2014, the south-east of the country welcomed the Russians with flowers. Today, it bids them farewell with the legendary phrase of the defenders of the Snake Island. Separatism will not pass. In terms of propaganda, Putin has lost Ukraine […]

Poland should support Ukraine, but not for free

Kiev needs Warsaw more than Warsaw needs Kiev. And yet it is Ukraine that is dealing the cards in this alliance, making demands, and defending its own interests. This needs to change. Maciej Pieczyński For several months now, the threat of Russian aggression has been hanging over Ukraine. It would seem that in the situation […]

Sometimes red, always imperial. What kind of country do the Russians expect? (Part 2)

Three decades after the collapse of the USSR, the Russians still miss the Soviet past, although they would not necessarily want it back. The red empire continues to be a great role model for Putin. Maciej Pieczyński (…) IMPERIAL FOUNDATIONS On December 12th, the state television Rossija 1 broadcasted a documentary about the collapse of […]

2022: Will Russia Attack Ukraine?

It is unlikely that there will be a full-blown Russian attack against Ukraine in the coming year. This does not mean, however, that the tensions will not escalate on a smaller scale. Belarus included. Maciej Pieczyński For many months now, the eyes of the world – or at least European and American – public opinion […]

Kremlin’s Holy War – Decalogue of Russian Historical Policy (Part 2)

The heritage of Kievan Rus is common to all three East Slavic nations. Kiev is “the mother of Ruthenian settlements”. Ever since it was replaced as the symbolic capital of the Eastern Slavs by Moscow, its leaders have been trying to get it back. Maciej Pieczyński The entire history of Russia, from the beginning of […]

Kremlin’s Holy War – Decalogue of Russian Political History (Part 1)

A besieged fortress that has been defending itself against Western aggression for centuries. At the same time, conquerors of Hitler, which in itself deserves a halo of sanctity. This is what Russia’s past looks like from the perspective of Kremlin’s historical policy. Maciej Pieczyński Sacral imagery is fully justified here. Russia, isolated from the Western […]

Borderlands on fire. How Poland is defending the EU

There is no doubt that Belarus is conducting a hybrid war against Poland. The border is being protected not only by border guards, but also the army and Territorial Defense Forces1. What are they doing there and are we in danger of a “hot” military conflict? Maciej Pieczyński If there are instances of weapons being […]

The Podlasie Invasion. How Belarus is using migrants as a weapon against Poland

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  Newcomers from the Middle East and Africa are destroying fences, littering forests, breaking and entering into houses, sometimes asking politely and sometimes aggressively demanding for help. This is what life is like in the zone encompassed by a state of emergency. Maciej Pieczyński The Górny Gród village in the hajnowski district is located near […]