No, Grzegorz, the point is that now without Soviet soldiers you are unable to write here that some traitors families still prosper following the opression of patriots in the past.
It is a lie? No post-communists prospering thanks to clan participation? Well, I'll look for Jaro's topics.
So you compare our problems with punishing traitors to your situations, when the whole country is run by "ex" KGB/GRU people ??
You know the number of KGB agents. You have managed to penetrate into KGB secrets.
As a matter of fact KGB was prohibited by party leaders to have too much agents. Because many agents could permit KGB rebel against party leaders. With the reduced number of agents Andropov managed to blackmail former party leader Breznew. Thet's the reason why only 5 per cent of Soviet people were KGB agents.
People were controlled in another way: party membership was inevitable for career, only party member could controle not only the whole USSR but also every street, every factory. A party member had to support party policy or he could be expelled loosing good career.
You see no difference with Poland
The difference is that you created communism...
Grzegorz, I think you can't undersand me because you have never contacted people whose Polish speaking ancestors spent the perioud between 1917-1945 within the Soviet Union and have an internal view of all the challenges in the USSR. If you were among them your ideas should be quite different.
I'm sure it is not your merit that your ancestors spent that period in Poland not in the USSR. It was not the mistake of Polish speaking people in the USSR that they faced communism earlier. Many of them were deported to Siberia earlier. Some public servants didn't have right to work among Polish-speaking people. Some left for internel Russian territories by unempoyment at the beginning of 20 century. After 1920 in some Soviet territories it was very dangerous to claim so called optation (return to Poland and its kresy). Many people didn't try to return by fear for their familiars.
In the 30-s hundreds of thousands of Polish speaking people were killed or sentenced to many years of imprisonment by suspect of being spies.
More victims thain in Katyn and post war Poland taken together.
When anybody hates yhat means that he didn't suffer much. Those who suffered much don't have force to hate, only to persist as individual.
For my Polish speaking grandfather the top of heroism was not to change his western name and etnicity in pasport. But his parents had to leave their house in Saransk Volga region and to die away from their home. They were afraid after 1939 when their familiars places Grodno and Oszmjany became Soviet NKVD will learn smth about their relatives that seemed to be successful in Poland.
Or course there were people that suffered more. But everybody for survival had to put their families past in secret from their children. My grandfather didn't return from the war and my mother - his daughter - died with good memories about grandies but with no information about her family. She knew only names and approximately the regions of burth. And admiration of their education and kindness.
Now after my mammies' dearth I learned their genealogy untill 17 century. visited Grodno and folwark my grand-grandfather was born. But even before I learned about their past in archives I visited more and more The places in ancient Great Lithuania they were from. It is like a prenatal instinct of Fatherland. After 40 I feel myself happy in that lands.
You see my family managed to see Soviet power from inside from the very beginning.
No idea that Russian community in general was more guilty in communism than my ancestors? than other Polish speaking people in the same situation.
Look for other people in Russia with Polish speaking ancestors. I'm sure they will tell you the same thing. At least the majority of them.
Litwa is my Fatherland but I'm proud of beeng Orthodox Russian