“The myth of a powerful Russia, which was attractive to many, has collapsed. However, the myth of Europe as a land of stability is also dying” – said Dr. Małgorzata Bonikowska, president of the CIR, in Gazeta Wyborcza [16.11.2022]
On February 24, I was in Sri Lanka due to the economic crisis. Suddenly, all televisions in Asia started talking about Ukraine, but in fact, the public was only just beginning to realise where this country was. Only now has this region appeared on the mental map of the world. This shows us how many perspectives there are. China or African countries may have a different set of norms in politics, and if the West wants to succeed, it must understand this. This is what Putin refers to, said Dr. Bonikowska in Gazeta Wyborcza.
The myth of a powerful Russia, which was attractive to many, has collapsed. But the myth of Europe as a land of stability is also dying. The Russians had an impact on Brexit, the US elections and the popularity of anti-vaccine movements. Anything that leads to chaos is desirable. This delivers results – added Dr. Małgorzata Bonikowska.