Poland’s New Anti-Russian Gov’t May Actually Be a Good Thing for Russia

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Commenting on the victory of the right-nationalist Law and Justice Party at last week’s parliamentary elections, liberal Polish journalist Ziemowit Szczerek warned that while it will be a step backward for Poland, the party’s victory actually constitutes a diplomatic victory of sorts for Russia.

The Law and Justice Party (PiS) is well known for its openly hostile attitude toward Russia, with PiS leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski going so far as to suggest, repeatedly, that Moscow ‘assassinated’ his brother, who died in a plane crash in Smolensk in 2010.

However, commenting on the elections, which toppled the pro-EU, moderate right Civic Platform-Polish People’s Party coalition government and gave the PiS a mandate to form a majority government, Szczerek suggested that the party’s nationalist demagogy, despotic ‘you are either with us or against us’ ideology, and open hostility toward Russia may actually be the best outcome Moscow could realistically expect out of this election cycle.

Read more: http://sputniknews.com/europe/20151030/1029353131/polish-elections-russia.html

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