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Is there hope for Russian-Polish reconciliation? WWII baggage says no

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Three out of four Poles consider “historical issues” as the main grounds for disputes with Russia, according to the report by the Warsaw-based Center for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding (CPRDiP) published earlier this week. Just 37 percent are concerned with economic issues, one in four cited current affairs, and a mere one in ten brought up cultural issues.

Głównym podłożem zatargów pomiędzy #Polska a #Rosja są kwestie historyczne (wg 74% Polaków). Do napięć prowadzą też sprawy bieżące, dotyczące głównie interesów gospodarczych (37%) i spraw politycznych (26%). Więcej: https://t.co/BfAIwhZVpb#raportyCentrum@ARCrynekopiniapic.twitter.com/9fG5LRprOx

While that may sound like there is much common ground to be found, delving deeper into the report shows otherwise. For example, the most controversial “current issue” is not the situation in Ukraine, or the Nord Stream gas pipeline – the link between Russia and Germany bypassing Poland. Those only rank in single digits, while 44 percent of Poles polled point to the 2010 airplane crash outside Smolensk, Russia, that killed President Lech........

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