Polish Prime Minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, has declared his desire to destroy the “Russian World”, which he called a “monstrous new ideology.” The politician expressed his opinion in a column for The Telegraph. Russian officials condemned such extremist statements and called them “quintessence of the hatred of the Russians.”
“It is the ideology with which Russia justifies contrived rights and privileges for its country. It is also the basis for the story of the ‘special historical mission’ of the Russian people,” Moraewiecki complained. “In the name of this ideology, Mariupol and dozens of Ukrainian towns were razed to the ground because it [the ideology] sent Russian soldiers to war, convinced them of their superiority and encouraged them to commit inhumane war crimes.”
The official insisted that the only chance to defeat “the threat” is “deputinisation”.
“The ‘Russian World’ doctrine is a cancer that consumes not only the majority of Russian society, but poses a deadly threat to the whole of Europe,” he wrote.
He is also sure that if “this task” is not being undertaken immediately, “we will lose not only Ukraine, but also our soul, freedom and sovereignty.”
“For Russia will not stop at Kyiv. It has embarked on a long march to the West, and it is up to us where we stop it,” he urged.
This is not the first scandalous statement by the Polish Prime Minister. Earlier, Morawiecki boasted that Poland is trying to be the first in limiting diplomatic contacts with Russia. He said that Russophobia has become the dominant trend in Europe, and what was previously called Russophobia is already perceived as reality nowadays.
Russia’s reaction to the outrageous statement
Deputy Speaker of the State Duma, Irina Yarovaya, considered the call of Morawiecki to eradicate the so-called “Russian world” fascist. On her page on the VKontakte social network, she called for condemning and suppressing hatred of any people.
“The essentially fascist statement of the Polish Prime Minister is not only his personal shame, his betrayal of the memory of thousands of Poles exterminated by Hitler and Bandera, as well as thousands of Poles saved by a Soviet soldier. This is a crime,” Yarovaya stressed.
According to her, the degree of Russophobia “exceeded all barometers,” has long been a gross violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and Russophobic rhetoric has turned into a “criminal bill of extremism.”
“Hatred of any people should be condemned and suppressed as extremism, as an international crime against peace and humanity, and even more, when such calls for hatred carried out by a high official,” the Vice Speaker said.
The press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Peskov, called the statements of Polish Prime Minister outrageous.
“This is the quintessence of the hatred of the Russians, which, probably, has metastasized both the entire Polish politics, the entire Polish leadership, and, in fact, Polish society in many ways, to our regret. This is an absolutely outrageous statement, outrageous and unacceptable,” Peskov commented.
In early April, Polish Vice Minister, Minister of Culture and National Heritage Piotr Glinski, called for the “disappearance” of Russian culture from public space. He claimed that Russian classical productions “are not in season” right now, and it’s not the time for Russian ballet as well.
“We appreciate the achievements of this culture in music or literature. They are at the highest level, but we are dealing with a country that has gone crazy,” Glinski claimed.
As reminded, at the end of March, Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has already warned that discrimination against all Russians is developing in Western countries quite rapidly.
“The notorious ‘cancel culture’ has turned into a cancellation of culture. Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Rachmaninov are being removed from concert posters. Russian writers and their books are banned,” he said, comparing what is happening with the policy of the Nazis in Germany.