Comment on the obituary of the Hungarian Countess Margit Széchenyi

Comment on the obituary of the Hungarian Countess Margit Széchenyi in The Telegraph 25 October 2021. 25 October 2021 12:23PM With all due respect, this was a fully controlled life on the margins of the Communist dictatorship. Just being torelated and surviving. Isolated, without influence. Communists decided to permanently eliminate everyone opposing them. Some were … Read more

Communist children faked persecution and asked for asylum

My comment on the article The guards at the Poland-Belarus border kicked us like footballs by Maria Wilczek and Paulina Olszanka in The Times 13 November 2021. These stories are impossible to verify. During the 1980s children of Polish Communist party members were traveling abroad on tourist visas and asking for political asylum in Greece, … Read more

Surveillance and social sabotage in Poland continues

My comment on the article Piecing Together the History of Stasi Spying by Annalisa Quinn and Mustafah Abdulaziz in The New York Times 11 August 2021. It is highly significant that the comment coming from a person targeted by Communists for elimination has been rejected by the NY Times. Lech Borkowski, London, UK Methods used … Read more

Communist political technology

Comment on the editorial Krystsina Tsimanouskaya’s desperate escape highlights a shameful state of affairs in Belarus in The Telegraph 3 August 2021. Lech Borkowski 3 Aug 2021 8:13PM ‘President Lukashenko is often called Europe’s last Communist dictator. We now know how accurate a description that is’ Not really. Belarus, like any other Communist country is … Read more

Appropriation of names and ideas

Comment on the article Hungarian coffee shop idolises UK philosopher Sir Roger Scruton by Oliver Moody in The Times, 15 June 2021. Viktor Orban is a most loyal pupil of the Communist regime. He was the leader of the Communist Pioneers organisation in high school. Only the most trusted ones coming from a ‘proper’ background … Read more

BBC documentary Borrowed Pasture 1960

Polish version: Film BBC Pożyczone Pastwisko z 1960 The men in the BBC documentary Borrowed Pasture, Eugeniusz Okołowicz, photographer, and Włodzimierz Bułaj, electrician, were in the Polish Army during September 1939 campaign of WWII, then crossed into Lithuania where they were interned, to avoid capture by either Germans or Russians. Soviets occupied Lithuania in Spring … Read more

Fake victim, fake opposition in Russia

Comment on the article Navalny details regime of punishment and torture in prison by Maria Georgieva in The Times, 29 March 2021. This is a ridiculous comedy. Russian state apparatus can do what they want. If the messages travel outside, then this is exactly what the Russian authorities want. Navalny is not a victim of … Read more

Kafkaesque hurdles

Comment on the article ‘Plunder,’ a Gripping Reflection on What the Nazis Took and What It Would Mean to Take It Back, review of Menachem Kaiser’s book. Dwight Garner in The New York Times, March 8, 2021. I hope Kaiser recovers his family property. I am very familiar with ‘Kafkaesque hurdles’ in Poland. You need … Read more

Production of fake narratives

Comment on the article We must support the citizens of Belarus during this brutal state crackdown by Renatas Norkus, Arkady Rzegocki, and Dr Jonathan Eyal in The Sunday Telegraph 7 February 2021. Polish version: Produkcja fałszywych narracji. [1] Lithuanian Ambassador to the UK [2] Polish Ambassador to the UK [3] Associate Director at the Royal … Read more

Western observers lost the plot in Eastern Europe

Comment on the article A new ‘Iron Curtain’ is descending on the EU, and threatens to collapse the project by Jonathan Saxty in The Telegraph 24 November 2020. 25 Nov 2020 4:11PM Western observers completely lost the plot in Eastern Europe. In Poland, for example, the ruling class remained exactly the same as before 1990. … Read more

Dzerzhinsky Avenue

Comment on the article Alexei Navalny jailed for three years as police crack down on fresh protests in Moscow by Natalia Vasilyeva in The Telegraph, 3 February 2021. Polish version: Aleja Dzierżyńskiego. Navalny is one of many Russia’s state-run projects. He is clearly a member of the Russian privileged class. This spectacle is a creation … Read more

You have been told the wrong story

Comment on the editorial article A reckoning is coming for Vladimir Putin in The Telegraph, 1 February 2021. It isn’t about the man in the Kremlin either. Russians and other East Europeans successfully trained West Europeans to follow the fake narrative. It is as if Communism has never existed and from extremes of collectivism Russia, … Read more

Communists seriously underestimated

Comment on the article Covid is a 1914 moment for the post-Cold War globalised order by Allistair Heath in The Telegraph, 27 January 2021. Polish version: Siła komunistów skrajnie niedoceniona. Lech Borkowski 28 Jan 2021 1:39AM “a wonderful, freewheeling, ultra-mobile 30-year affair that started with the downfall of communism in 1989 has come to a … Read more

Are you serious about human rights?

My comment on the article Britain in united front is only way to resist Russia post-Brexit by Baroness Warsi in The Times, 21 January 2021. Polish version: Czy poważnie traktujecie prawa człowieka? The appropriate keyword is provocation. It must be pointed out that Bill Browder is the grandson of the General Secretary of Communist Party … Read more

Polish Wikipedia and Communist intelligence

Comment on the article Wikipedia has transformed knowledge – so why is it still looked down on? by Simon Ings in The Telegraph, 10 January 2021. English version: Polska Wikipedia i wywiad komunistyczny. Lech Borkowski 10 Jan 2021 7:01PM The article’s author represents an enthusiastic approach to Wikipedia. Quote from the article: Dariusz Jemielniak (author … Read more

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