The concept of the “Russian world” is not a European topic; it does not concern the EU at all. This was stated by the head of the Department of Social and Political Studies of the Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences Vladimir Schweitzercommenting in an interview with Pravda.Ru on the statement of the Polish prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki about the need to “eradicate the Russian world.”
According to the specialist, this topic has certain justifications in Poland and Lithuania, but Europe does not consider it relevant.
“In general, we have some very strange idea about Europe, which only thinks about what is happening in the Russian Federation. In connection with Ukraine, they really think about it, but the concept of the “Russian world”, to be honest, in theoretical terms, does not bother them at all This is not their main topic,” the expert said.
French journalist, member of the Coordinating Council of Russian Compatriots from France Dmitry de Koshko added that the Russian world is more concerned about Russians than Europeans.
“Poland will not resolve such issues, especially ideological ones, for the whole world and for the whole of Europe. Morawiecki’s statement, of course, opens the door to a terrible historical period. However, France is not particularly concerned about the Russian world as such,” the journalist stressed.
Earlier, Morawiecki, in a column for the Daily Telegraph, called for fighting Russian worldthreatening Europe.
“The Russian world is a cancer that devours not only most of Russian society, but also poses a mortal threat to all of Europe,” he wrote.