[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Russian writer Dmitry Merezhkovsky once told a Polish interviewer that „Russia is feminine, but she’s never had a husband. She’s only been raped – by the Tatars, the tsars and the Bolsheviks. Only Poland could have been Russia’s husband, but Poland was too weak.” Merezhkovsky’s sober reflection remains relevant today as it was at the turn of the 19th to the 20th century: Russia has never stopped being raped (the oligarchs have taken over from the Bolsheviks), and Poland is still too weak to be her husband.
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