Disinfo: Polish political elites turned Russophobia into a national idea to receive the favour of the USA


The Polish political elites have turned Russophobia in some type of a national idea in order to win the favour of their overseas supervisor. The “Russian disease” hit the Polish politicians – it continues to progress, taking the form of the anti-Russian paranoia.


This message is a part of the Kremlin’s widespread narrative about Russophobic Poland. The Kremlin-controlled media regularly accuses the political elites of Poland of Russophobia and the implementation of anti-Russian policies. Within this narrative, the “Russophobic” policies of Poland are often explained by the claim that the United States fully controls the domestic and foreign policy of this country (presenting Poland as an American “puppet-state” or a “banana republic”).

The Polish authorities do not promote Russophobia or any type of “anti-Russian paranoia”. The main current Russia-related concerns of Poland are a result of the illegal annexation of Crimea and Russia's armed military aggression in Ukraine. The Polish government shows its full support to solving the Russia-Ukraine conflict and complete restoration of territorial integrity of Ukraine.

See other examples of similar messages claiming that constant intimidation with Russia is used to make Poland economically dependent on the USA, the Polish authorities created an insane hysteria of intimidation with Russia, used for the needs of domestic politics and the national security strategy of Poland is a manifestation of traditional Russophobia of the Polish authorities.


  • Reported in: Issue 225
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 17/12/2020
  • Language/target audience: Polish
  • Country: Russia, US, Poland
  • Keywords: Anti-Russian, US presence in Europe, Puppets, Sovereignty, Russophobia


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