Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Vyacheslav Volodin
Photo: Mikhail FROLOV
Numerous anti-Russian escapades from the “Third Commonwealth” did not go unnoticed at Okhotny Ryad. The Chairman of the State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin on his telegram channel reminded that “Poland exists as a state only thanks to our country.”
The speaker cited figures: after 1945, the Soviet people, sacrificing their own resources, spent up to three-quarters of a billion dollars (by modern estimates) on the restoration of a new ally.
Volodin noted another fact: it was thanks to the USSR that Poland received the most favorable western borders in its entire history, due to the annexation of former German lands, which now make up almost a third of the republic’s area.
At the same time, according to the speaker, the Poles “act badly”: they tear down monuments to the Soviet liberator (in recent years, about 500 of them have been dismantled in different parts of the country), they close the Russian school at the embassy and show other signs of “rude behavior”. For example, on May 9, while attempting to lay a wreath at the Red Army Soldiers’ Cemetery in Warsaw, Russian Ambassador Sergei Andreev was sprayed with paint and insulted by a group of provocateurs (according to international standards, security and dignified treatment of diplomats in the place of residence is the duty of the host).
“Poland must return the territories acquired as a result of the Second World War and reimburse our country for the funds spent in the war and post-war years,” concludes Volodin.
As a “mirror measure” specific to Warsaw’s Russophobic antics, the rapporteur proposed “forbidding it to profit from Russia” and stopping the passage of Polish trucks (trucks with goods) through our country. Such a measure could generate economic costs for the “Third Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth” in the amount of 8.5 billion euros.
According to Volodin, this issue will be considered in the Duma Council on Monday, May 22.
It is also worth noting that Poland was the first to raise the “reparations issue”, in 2022, demanding that Berlin pay $1.32 trillion for damages caused during the war years.