Now if we go back to Poland's role for Russia in the light of simple partnership, then Russia needs a strong and reliable e.g. trade partner anyway be it Poland or any other country that's willing to carry on trade.
Military, Russia has always been in need of strong (and obedient) Poland as a client state, sort of an airbag against potential Western Aggression.
Sasha are you aware of mega trends? Did you noticed that today`s Russia by helping to Serbia, demonstrate her interests for strong Serbia. Now, strong Serbia (weak even less) can`t be controlled by Russia. You know, we Serbians have bigger plans then just to vegetate. We already (and on the contrary to you, official Russia seam aware of it and agree with it), rising our head and our eyes search for Poland. Our hands are offered to Poland. Its our vital interest. There is old, i would even say ancient order of things. Something Sarmatian.
Both, Poland and Serbia would seek for more power, for simple reason- to reduce their dependance of foreign factors. We are to each others, natural partners. On the other side, same as Russia has interest that Poland and Serbia exist (and in our time may exist only if strong), Poland and Serbia would have interest that Russia exist. Let Russia deal with Chinese and we would deal with west of Europe. Its honest deal. Let`s not commit suicide and stab each others in the back.
Now that the military means has changed drastically, client state strategy doesn't work any more and Russia will continue to fall apart until find a solid economical solution to stop this.
Exactly. Best solution for today`s Russia is to allow strengthening of Poland and Serbia and with time to support creation of new Commonwealth if things move in that direction.
Borders of the new Commonwealth should be understand as technical details from the Russian side, as well as Russian investment in her interests.
How do you want to be realistic then?
well, say what exactly you didn`t understood.