Polish Minister of Justice: It was the EU that built Putin’s power (Part 2)

Karol Gac is speaking with Zbigniew Ziobro, Polish Minister of Justice (…) As you mentioned, the CJEU dismissed the complaint of Poland and Hungary regarding the “money for the rule of law” mechanism, which makes the payment of EU money conditional on the rule of law. At that time, you accused the prime minister of […]

Polish Minister of Justice: It was the EU that built Putin’s power (Part 1)

Karol Gac is speaking with Zbigniew Ziobro, Polish Minister of Justice KAROL GAC: The Polish prosecutor’s office initiated an investigation into the war crime against Ukraine. You also announced that a pleading would be sent to the International Criminal Court. Do you think that Vladimir Putin will ever stand trial before the Hague Tribunal? ZBIGNIEW […]

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 […]

“Vladimir, the Liberator” – a historiosophy of Russian aggression (Part 2)

The departure from the universal progressive rhetoric used by the Soviet Union in favor of the mythology of Slavicism and Orthodoxy reduces the scale of the effectiveness of Putin’s propaganda. This does not mean, however, that his ideology is less dangerous. Piotr Semka (…) As in any solid founding legend, Putin also needs the theme […]

The inner circle of “Yes men”. This is why Putin miscalculated so badly

„Putin has surrounded himself with friends and loyalists with whom he has had relationships for decades. Their wealth and power depends on staying in Putin’s good graces, and so they are unwilling to tell him bad news or to question his beliefs and orders” – says dr Robert Person, expert on the foreign and domestic […]

What price is Putin going to pay?

For now, Putin has found himself in a trap that he set upon himself. Paweł Lisicki After the first days, when it might seem that the Russians are implementing a well-thought-out and cunning plan by attacking Ukraine, one can more and more often feel chaos and the absence of ideas. Instead of precise strokes, it […]

“Vladimir, the Liberator” – a historiosophy of Russian aggression (Part 1)

The departure from the universal progressive rhetoric used by the Soviet Union in favor of the mythology of Slavicism and Orthodoxy reduces the scale of the effectiveness of Putin’s propaganda. This does not mean, however, that his ideology is less dangerous. Piotr Semka A fragment of a map of Ukraine with the coat of arms […]

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 […]