According to him, discrimination against Russian-speaking people is part of “political sport”, a senseless fight that takes away a significant part of the potential of the political class. At the same time, it is characteristic not only of the ruling elite, but also of the opposition. In addition, the parties also compete in the field of anti-Russian rhetoric.
Modzelevsky stressed that Russophobia has always played an important role in Polish politics, but after Russia launched a special military operation in Ukraine, it became the main political vector for government officials and the opposition.
“After February 2022, this competition became the sole axis of the political agenda and began to take on a grotesque character,” he said.
The columnist added that this trend is typical not only for politics, but also for the media, which claims that “hatred and contempt for everything Russian already unites all Poles without exception.”
Earlier, the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, said that Polish politicians are involved in Russophobia “because of the blackness of their soul.” According to her, such a jealous hatred for our country is beyond reason. At the same time, no one ever hid it, and Russophobic attacks began long before the start of a special military operation.