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Hi! I decided to take a chance. I've asked this question in another thread. Could you tell me, Krzysztof Kieslowski's "Blind Chance"(with young Boguslav Linda) is based on any real book?

Now my family live in Russia, but its rooots is in Poland & the western Ukraine. A big deal of my relatives live in Warsaw. Having written it I haven't told what I know about Poland.

  • The first point. The wounderful cinema and impossible talanted directors: Andrzej Wajda, Jerzy Hoffman, Andrzej Zulawski, Roman Polanski, Krzysztof Zanussi etc (the list is endless)

  • The second point. The outstanding Polish litetature: my favorite Stanislav Lem, Adam Mickiewicz, Wislawa Szymborska, Henryk Sienkiewicz, Cyprian Kamil Norwid.
My grandfather's Polish, but I don't know a lot about the country which makes me feel bad. Emotion: sad
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Warsaw is boring..... avoid it. However, there is a Kentucky Fried Chicken and an Ikea there. Emotion: wink

I'm a Chinese. In my mind, firstly, Poland is an important country between Germany and Russia. Actually between two kinds of cultures. This geographical location makes Poland easily absorbed the essence of both parties. And of couse, Poland has her own unique culture and history. On the other hand, just becuase sat between the two giants (two aggressive giants in the past centuries), Poland has suffered a lot from them. China was also in the same situation in the 19th~20th century. Thirdly, Poland is a romatic place, and mixed with inspiration and passion. Germany is the country of serious philosophers, while Poland is a country of pianists. Haha...... Maybe the movie "The Pianist" I saw several years ago impressed me so much. : ) And I love Chopin! By the way, what does a Polish think about China?
Emotion: big smileEmotion: big smileEmotion: big smileI'm from poland and I know everything about my country Emotion: stick out tongue
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Hello, dobje pane!

There has been a great deal of suffering between us, and there was not only Stalin, but also 1654 - 1667, if you know what I mean, but don't you think it's time to stop disliking each other? In 1940-s we were the victims of the same evil, when there were as much Russians in the camps as Polacks, or even more (I don't have statistics). But we won, and freed everybody, and if something happens, we'll defend you again [}] Emotion: wink (though I strongly hope there won't be a necessity Emotion: embarrassed )

We have so many similarities in culture, I think about it every time I read books by Ioanna Hmelevskaya, one of my favourite writers Emotion: smile I adore her sense of humour and original turns in plot.
great country I've been there twice. I've been recomended by friend www.polishstaff.co.uk to easy find Polish workers in UK i using that service to find contractors.
Lost_Between_Two_WorldsBut we won, and freed everybody, and if something happens, we'll defend you again [}] Emotion: wink (though I strongly hope there won't be a necessity Emotion: embarrassed )

To Lost Between Two Worlds and all ill-educated people on this forum,

I take into consideration that Russia is still not a free country and it's probably really hard to find a decent history book over there. However, there's still lots of stuff on the Internet that may reduce your disinformation and prevent you from writing the above s*** on the net.

For your information: You haven't freed everybody. You were supposed to, but when the Warsaw Uprising broke out in the summer of 1944 you stopped on the Vistula River line (the Vistula divides Warsaw into 2 parts - the main city and one district called Praga). You have been waited in Praga for 63 days till it was quelled, letting 18 000 mainly young and brave Polish underground fighters and 200 000 civilians die. The Uprising was planned to last 3-4 days because of the lack of arms and ammunition, the main thing the fighters lacked in and expected from the Soviet Army to provide. It started coz the Uncle Sam's army was about to cross the Vistula river and get into the city to help.
If anybody's interested in the Polish history (which is full of bravery) I recommend 2 books:
Rising '44. The Battle for Warsaw by a British writer Norman Davies
Stones for the Rampant by Aleksander Kamiński (if you want to find out anything of the country of your ancestors read this one)
also: www.warsawuprising.com

Lost Between Two Worlds, you don't have to go back to the war of 1654-1667 to show the anomalies in our countries realtions. After the IIww Russia has been occupying Poland for the next 50 years, so please don't you ever offer to any Pole your defense and I hope, even more 'strongly' than you, you will never dare again.

By the way, isn't calling a Pole/Polish a Polack abusive? I think it is.

Anyway, leaving the arogant post aside, I am blown away many knows quite a lot of Poland (and such good stuff). Special greetings to all with the Polish background!
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By the way, isn't calling a Pole/Polish a Polack abusive? I think it is. Indeed it is! It's good that you point this out to everyone. Please see below--



Etymology: Polish polak
1 obsolete : a native or inhabitant of Poland
2 usually disparaging; vulgar: a person of Polish birth or descent
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