The Russians had no interest in helping The Poles at all.
You have it upside down. The Soviets - not the Russians - didn't need the Warsaw Uprising to win WW2. It's the Uprisers who needed the Soviets. They acted foolishly by springing the Uprising on the Soviets and paid for it dearly. Unfortunately, so did the thousands.
Hey, a-holes, I am not going to respond to personal insults. So, if this is your MO, go f*ck yourself. Now, you can complain to the mods.
the brave Poles who had the balls to fight against ridiculous odds.
Anyone who fights "against ridiculous odds" is a moron, or, at best, a mindless robot, not a hero. A hero puts only his own life at risk. A reckless idiot involves others who have nothing to gain from that idiot's heroism. Poland was about to be free, the Uprising or not. All they had to do is lay low and wait, so your choices are...
Fought like a lion?
Begged like a chicken?
Or ran away like a rat?
I would look at my wife and my kids when they are asleep and ask myself this question: what, on earth, is worth their lives? It would take me 5ms to answer it then and now: absolutely nothing.
And, if I could, I would move them to where they would be safe and leave the killing and the dying to those who don't mind being manipulated by the suits. In Warsaw, London, or in Washington.
Patriotism, just like religion, is just a tool the suits have to f*ck with your obedient brains.