September 2, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speaking to the students and teachers of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) on Friday, highlighted that the Polish government seeks to indoctrinate their population with anti-Russian rhetoric.
“Actual brainwashing of the population that is openly anti-Russian can be felt in Poland,” he pointed out.
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“I see here the mere obsession of creating an atmosphere of total resentment by society of anything related to Russia,” he continued.
Lavrov continued to say that “they are instilled in those who whip up nationalist sentiment in Polish society, who rewrite the history in a very diligent way, who try to revive Polish nationalism based on superiority, who try to pin the blame for all Poland’s misfortunes” on Russia.
Lavrov noted that nationalist rhetoric “runs counter to the principles that Poland endorsed during its accession to the UN, when the OSCE was being established.”
“The very same OSCE is already paying attention to it and slowly starting to criticize [it]. I hope that if it continues [this way], harsh criticism would come down on such nationalist sentiments,” he stressed.
Paul Antonopoulos is a Research Fellow at the Center for Syncretic Studies. He has an MA in International Relations and is interested in Great Power Rivalry as well as the International Relations and Political Economy of the Middle East and Latin America.