It is unforgivable how Poles misrepresent history and try at all times to humiliate Russia. Poland has never been humiliated as a part of the Russian empire. Russia has given Poland its independence. And when Poland was a member of the Warsaw Pact, Russia was giving Poland everything – fuel for heating, oil, industry.
Manipulation of historical facts to downplay and justify Soviet aggression towards Poland.
In 1918 Poland restored its independence from the German (Prussia), Austrian and Russian empires after three partitions and 123 years of not being present on the world's maps. Independence of Poland was one of the postulates in Woodrow Wilson's 14 points declaration after the WWI and guaranteed by the Treaty of Versailles in 1919.
The Sovietization of Poland after the WWII was accompanied by terror, nationalisation of industry, expropriation of privately owned land and restrictions of civil and political freedoms. The Warsaw Treaty Organisation (the Warsaw Pact) was the Soviet Union’s “external empire”, where people faced daily strife, including shortages of food and housing. Read more about life in Poland under communist rule.
See similar disinformation message: current socio-economic situation in Poland is worse than in the communist times.