Which is very confusing, by the way.
I can imagine ;)
You know, Poland is quite a homogeneous country so I guess it can be sometimes confusing for a Pole too when a Karel says he's Russian, for example ;)
And pretty anti-russian (all other nationals have "their" term, and actual russians are invisible, it's like they don't exist).
No, Russians have "their" term too - it's "Rosjanie" ;) It's the proper, official way of describing Russian ethnic group.
I wonder who started it. I am ethnic Ukrainian, but I live in the states. I get tired of explaining who I am, because everybody considers me Russian by default (since I am from that part of the world). It must be pretty frustrating for the actual russian-russians too, I think.
Oh, don't worry about that. There are people in the West who think that Warsaw is in Russia :)
My professor who left communist Poland in the 50's or 60's and stayed in the US told us that he was called a "commie" all the time, although he wasn't a communist.
This is simply people's ignorance.
Anyway, thanks for the explanation!
No problem :)