can you explain me this?
Not much to explain - post 1989, Poland joined the "West" way of doing things very very quickly. In fact, as early as September 1989, Western experts were being brought to Poland to advise and consult on the best way forward. This didn't happen in Russia/Ukraine.
How come that in over 1000 years the russian people have been opressed and haven't lifted a finger about it.
They like strong leadership, that much is certain. I think the Russian character also prefers stability over freedom - look at the chaotic instability of the Polish State versus the somewhat stable Russian State. And to be fair - a strong centre is what keeps Russia together - after all, "Russia" is really made up of so many different components and nationalities.
I mean are the russians dumb? how hard is it to make a uprising?
Bit of an oversimplification, don't you think?
just look at the poles, when something ain't right they revolt.
Actually, Poles were crushed very easily on several occasions in history.
What im trying to say is that, the russians and the people under their influence lives in poverty because of the lifestyle they been having for the last 1000 years.
Actually, I wouldn't say that the majority of people in Russia and the Russian sphere of influence are living in poverty. It may not be the high life, but the vast majority of them are clothed, housed, watered and fed. Poverty is when you don't have at least one of those things - and they do.
And let's not forget that there is a lot of money floating around those countries too.