Vyacheslav Volodin, the speaker of the Russian lower house of parliament (Duma), has demanded compensation from Poland for “investments” the Soviet Union made in the country after World War II. Reuters.
According to Volodin, Poland only exists as a state “thanks to Russia”. In a speech, he said Poland “must be punished for betraying the historical memory of being freed from Nazi Germany by the Soviet Union by continuing hostilities against Moscow.”
The head of the Duma went further by demanding the “return” of territories that Poland had “received” after World War II. But he also felt that Russia deserved financial reparations in exchange for “Soviet investments” made to rebuild Poland after the war. According to him, the Poles should pay 750 billion dollars as recognition to Russia.
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