with the former communists leading the way. Which former communists are leading the way, tell us?
Are you serious?
For one Leszek Cazarnecki. He is a main shareholder of five companies listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange: Getin Holding, Getin Noble Bank, LC Corp, MW Trade and Open Finance. He has enormous economic, business and political influence, and according to the Warsaw Voice quoting the website of the Rzeczpospolita "is said to have worked as agent for communist security services in the 80s, while at high school and university in Wroclaw"
And that's the tip of the iceberg. The whole strata of Polish politics, business, media and banking is cut through with people like him.
As communism fell, with all its businesses and power and privilege, who do you think was in a position to and had the knowledge and contacts to take advantage of those assets not properly controlled and bolted down amidst the confusion? The same happened in the other former Soviet Union countries to some extent or another. Take a closer look at the origins of some of those countries' MEPs sitting in Brussels.