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Do Russians and Poles get along?


Wladyslaw III
24 Nov 2008 #1
Here in Milwaukee and Chicago I've noticed that Russians/Serb/Poles get along very well here in this part of the country, but is this the same over in Poland or Russia?

I know the politicians don't get along but what about the people? If I were to go over to Russia how would I be greated? and the same if a Ruskie came over to Polska how would they be recieved ? is there any hatred left over from the war?
Lotnik767 3 | 145
24 Nov 2008 #2
Yes the normal people do but not the Governments!

You will go to Russia they will find out you are Polish they will think you are a spy and kill you!

Ruski comes to Poland then he opens up a business is successful you work for him. Ruskie are treated good in Poland!
osiol 55 | 3,922
24 Nov 2008 #3
A workmate of mine was telling me about the people with whom he shares a house. There is a mixture of Poles, Slovaks and a Russian. He said that the Russian bloke seems to think that being Russian means he's the boss. We've had the same kind of mix at work, and there was once a problem with a drunken Russian swearing and getting violent (he didn't like Poles or English people!) But by and large, other than him, they all seemed to get on alright.
Sasha 2 | 1,083
24 Nov 2008 #4
You will go to Russia they will find out you are Polish they will think you are a spy and kill you!

Joke, right?

Wladyslaw, normal educated Russians have friendly and (or) even fraternal attitude toward Poles. Nobody is safe of course from hostile attitude but it's an exception rather than a rule. You don't have to worry if you come to Russia...

Can't say anything for sure about Polish attitude... but it seems to be worse judging at least by the topics.
Filios1 8 | 1,336
24 Nov 2008 #5
Lotnik767

What hatred spews from that mouth of yours...
It is distorted view points like yours, from both the Polish and Russian side of the boarder, which are slowing negotiations down. It is in our best interests to cooperate and form a stronger economic partnership.
Cheery 10 | 126
24 Nov 2008 #6
It is in our best interests to cooperate and form a stronger economic partnership.

enough of 'partnerships'! I'm tired of hearing about partnerships this, partnerships that.. annoying, annoying, annoying... it's all just so bloody annoying!
Lotnik767 3 | 145
24 Nov 2008 #7
I really don't hate any one, but I will agree people should work together to make the future better.
Filios1 8 | 1,336
24 Nov 2008 #8
annoying, annoying, annoying... it's all just so bloody annoying

Thanks for your input.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
24 Nov 2008 #9
It depends how you perceive partnerships. Usually, it benefits one party more than the other but not necessarily.
OP Wladyslaw III
24 Nov 2008 #10
I have never met a Russian in Milwaukee/Chicago that has been rude to me or mean. They seem very happy to meet you then we usually go to the bar for a shot and were instantly friends, a sort of bond forms. This goes the same for Serbs and Ukranians as well. If some one is nice to me then I'm nice back.
Cheery 10 | 126
24 Nov 2008 #11
Time enough for a bath, I hope. Dirty business, you know. Ah, best bring a change of clothes too.
Wahldo
24 Nov 2008 #12
He said that the Russian bloke seems to think that being Russian means he's the boss.

Maybe he's the real life "Boris the Blade". Jk

Russian in Milwaukee/Chicago that has been rude to me or mean.

Same here, usually affable people for the most part.
osiol 55 | 3,922
24 Nov 2008 #13
From what I have seen, Poles and Russians (outside of their native habitats) are more likely to get on well than say, Poles and Lithuanians. Having said that, there may be a tendency amongst some (perhaps many) Russians to feel some kind of natural authority based on the history of Russia in relation to other eastern European countries... sorry, I mean eastern and central European countries.
southern 75 | 7,096
24 Nov 2008 #14
I have seen that Poles,Czechs and Russians get along very well although when confronted they may not admit it.
OP Wladyslaw III
24 Nov 2008 #15
Poles and Lith's dont get along????
Dawid
24 Nov 2008 #16
Read your history books people.
Jaskolka
2 Sep 2009 #17
I am an American of Polish ancestry. I have lived with people of Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Slovak and Russian ancestry. I never knew we didn't get along until I started to read Slavic and church history. When will we ever learn.
Chicago Pollock 7 | 504
16 Apr 2010 #18
Which chick is the heavy weight, the Pole or the Russian?
Velund 1 | 436
16 Apr 2010 #19
It pretend to be Russian (see Kokoshnik on their head, though I cannot remember such style of decoration to being traditional for any region). ;)

The only time I seen such furious face (and very similar scene) is while being university student. ;) Ukrainian girl come back home to campus and found that their boyfriend (hot guy from Azerbaijan) almost completed to undress their roommate (looks like she was too quite enthusiastic about this). ;)

Fortunately, there was no sharp or heavy objects handy. ;) Little hair loss and roommates swap - all that happened. ;)
Albinoni - | 7
22 Jan 2011 #20
Well, I learn Polish in Germany at the moment
and so far experienced different attutudes of my teachers
to me as native Russian speaker. Normally they are friendly
and helpful indeed, and I am very grateful to them!
but for one, who was a real misery, which for the most part only
ignored me...
PennBoy 76 | 2,437
22 Jan 2011 #21
Normally they are friendly
and helpful indeed, and I am very grateful to them!

It's the older generation that has something against them, younger Poles don't have nothing against Russians, like i said I live in the States and got Russian friends, they're friendly people and will help you if you need something, just gotta give them a chance.
Wiedzmin_fan - | 79
22 Jan 2011 #22
They generally don't, unfortunately.

I think that's because the two peoples are very similar genetically and in culture, but the Poles always looked to the West and adopted a "Western" religion, while the Russians are more Eastern/Byzantian. And the Ukrainians are torn in the middle (read Taras Bulba and you will understand!) :)

So they are similar enough for the differences to jar/clash the most, if you know what I mean?
They are not enemies, and not strangers (so they can't ignore and act in a civil manner), but they are like really annoying family members that always fight at family gatherings and hate each others guts?
PennBoy 76 | 2,437
22 Jan 2011 #23
So they are similar enough for the differences to jar/clash the most, if you know what I mean?

You know what they say "the most problems are always in the family"

Taras Bulba

I liked the movie :-)
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southern 75 | 7,096
22 Jan 2011 #24
It is the ewige Frage.Who drinks more die Russen oder die Polen?
Des Essientes 7 | 1,291
22 Jan 2011 #25
Taras Bulba has one or Taras' sons joining the Poles because of a beautiful Polish maiden. Taras duly kills this son and Gogol thinks this filicide is justified because his sympathies were wholly on the side of Russia. Now that the Ukraine is no longer under Russian suzerainty it would be interesting to know how this novella is judged by the Ukrainians of today.
Ironside 48 | 9,900
22 Jan 2011 #26
the two peoples are very similar genetically and in culture,

that is a nonsense and wishful thinking
PennBoy 76 | 2,437
22 Jan 2011 #27
Not quite, the latest genetics tests proved that Russians and Czechs are closest to Polish people, more than even thought up to this point.
"This was also true for us Poles. Genetically, as geographically, we are a North-Central-Eastern European group. Our closest kin are other Northern Slavs, such as Czechs and Russians, while our nearest non-Slavic relatives appear to be North Germans, Hungarians and Swedes. It's a pity the scientists largely ignored the Baltic states, because it's very likely that samples from these countries would also show close affinity to Poles. Novembre et al. managed to test one Latvian, who clustered just north east of the average Polish position." polishgenes.blogspot.com/2008/11/european-genes-mirror-geograph y-from.html
southern 75 | 7,096
22 Jan 2011 #28
that Russians and Czechs are closest to Polish people, more than even thought up

This is quite reasonable if you see the faces of peoples of these nations.I bet the average foreigner cannot tell them apart.
Wiedzmin_fan - | 79
22 Jan 2011 #29
that is a nonsense and wishful thinking

which part?

genetic:

gen map

cultural:
language, food (vodka/golubtsy), etc. You don't see the similarities?
Ironside 48 | 9,900
22 Jan 2011 #30
cultural, similarities are misleading, Russians are entirely different culture!


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