Sierakowski: Poland should reinvent itself as the bridge between east and west

[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.

Read the whole article in „The Guardian”.


Sławomir Sierakowski
Born in 1979, Sławomir Sierakowski is a Polish sociologist and political commentator. He is a founder and leader of Krytyka Polityczna (Political Critique), an Eastern European movement of liberal intellectuals, artists and activists, with branches in Ukraine and Russia. He is also the director of the Institute for Advanced Study in Warsaw and the president of the Stanislaw Brzozowski Association, overseeing its publishing house, its online opinion site, cultural centers in Warsaw, Gdansk, Lodz and Cieszyn, in Poland, and in Kiev, Ukraine, and 20 local clubs.

1 Comment

  1. My goodness, what a nonsense is that?
    Everyone knowing the history of the 2 countries and the present situation realises that Russia’s only desire is to dominate. This is not a wife – husband relationship Russia seeks, but master – servant!

    Why Poland is weak? Exactly because of that! Russia doing everything to keep Poland down.

    You must be a Russian agent, Mr Sierakowski… :-/