Reading these posts it appears that the Poles are much more forgiving to the Russians than you are to the Germans.
Because Russians didn't slaughter 6 million Polish citizens, didn't consider Poles
to be "untermenschen" (something between a man and an animal fit only to
become slaves or be exterminated) but rather their Slavic cousins.
Sure - Russians had their gulags and commited crimes as well, but somehow they
didn't see fit to burn us in crematories or manufacture soap out of our skins - that's
got to count too!
Russians didn't refuse Poles the very right to existence, sure - we were their satellite,
but we had our country and we could use our limited freedom and live, learn and work.
The general attitude of an average Russian towards Poles is one of sympathy and kinship,
the general attitude of an average German is unfortunately still very different than that.
I'm just listening to Miedwiediew's speech on RussiaToday - he makes a lot of sense.
8:33 AM - Poland has just marched :-)