The Prime Minister of Mongolia twice – in 1998 and in 2004-2006 – and the President of this country in 2009-2017 decided to respond to the words of Vladimir Putin on the social media platform X. Tsachiagijn Elbegdorj published maps of the former Mongol Empire. Drawings show that it occupied a significant part of present-day Russian territory.
“After Putin's speech, I found historical maps of Mongolia. Don't worry. We are a peaceful and free nation,” the Mongolian politician signed the drawings.
Maps published by Tsakhiagin Elbegdorii show what the Mongol Empire looked like in the second half of the 13th century, during the reign of Mongke – the fourth great Khan of the Mongols and grandson of Genghis Khan.
Vladimir Putin spoke about Poland. Radoslaw Sikorski also showed the map
In Tucker Carlson's interview, the Russian dictator did not hear any tough questions, but he talked for a long time about Ukraine, NATO and Poland. According to Vladimir Putin, “Ukraine has acquired territories that previously belonged to Hungary and Poland.” But he stressed that “Russia has no claims against Poland, Latvia, or against any other country.” However, he left the door open for military intervention – Russian troops could be sent into Poland if Russia was attacked.
The Russian leader also stated that the Grand Duchy of Lithuania “was called Lithuanian Russian because a large part of this country was Russian.” This was met with a clear reaction from the head of the Polish Foreign Ministry, Radoslaw Sikorski.
“Poland categorically rejects the suggestion that we inspired Tucker Carlson to propose to Vladimir Putin a return to the 1650 borders in Eastern Europe,” wrote the head of the foreign minister, who published the map of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
The Russian dictator distorts history. “A Novel for the Russian Recipient.”
Vladimir Putin also said in the interview that in 1939, Poland provoked Adolf Hitler to attack because it did not want to give up Gdańsk. We must view this interview on a rhetorical and persuasive level, and not as an academic discussion and fact-finding. Dr. Bartlomiej Gaius, a historian from the Adam Mickiewicz Dialogue Center, said in an interview with Onet that Putin is not at all interested in this matter. Julius Miroshevsky.
– This creates a narrative directed at the Russian audience. The important point here is to constantly emphasize Poland's duality, because it fits a certain stereotype and the image of Poland in Russia itself. He pointed out that it was a psychological trick.
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