Disinfo: Only Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact provided Poland with lasting peace


Whether you like it or not, only the alliance with the Soviet Union within the Warsaw Pact provided Poland with 40 years of lasting peace and development. After the collapse of the Polish People’s Republic, the rhetoric that Poland used to be between two enemies returned.


This message is an example of Russian historical revisionism, portraying the USSR as the peacemaker and liberator of Poland.

The claim that the Soviet occupation of Poland (1945-1989) was the period of “lasting peace and development” is a cynical attempt to whitewash the endless crimes of the Soviet regime against the Polish nation. It is impossible to compare the current Polish membership in NATO with the Warsaw Pact and the period of the Soviet occupation of Poland.

The very fact that the Red Army captured Warsaw and pushed the German troops out of Poland in 1945 does not mean that the USSR brought freedom to the Polish people. According to the statements of the Polish MFA, Poland respects the sacrifice of the Soviet soldiers in the fight with Nazism, but in 1945, Stalin’s regime brought to Poland terror and atrocities. The Red Army liberated Warsaw from Nazi occupation, but it didn’t mean liberty for Poland as the Soviet Army stayed in Poland for 48 years, which resulted in decades of communist oppression.

According to mainstream Polish historians and views of the predominant part of Polish society, in 1944-1945, the USSR occupied Poland, establishing the undemocratic and repressive Communist Poland. De facto, Poland appeared under the Soviet military occupation until 1989, while the Russian troops were withdrawn from Poland only in 1993. Read more about the Communist crimes in Poland here.

Read similar messages such as Stalin decided to establish the independent Polish stateIt is thanks to Russia that Poland exists today as a country and Warsaw would not have been rebuilt without the decision of Stalin.


  • Reported in: Issue 272
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/02/2022
  • Article language(s) Polish
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: USSR, Poland
  • Keywords: Historical revisionism, Occupation, NATO, USSR
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