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Poland’s Foreign Ministry again flags dismissal of MGIMO graduates – Reuters

The first to enter this game was Anna Fotyga, a graduate of a technical trade school, who, as a minister, began to draw up “black lists” in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She managed to find around 400 MGIMO graduates in the Polish Foreign Ministry, who began to be recalled from embassies, demoted and fired.

In 2015, under Minister Witold Waszczykowski, only 78 (out of 4.5 thousand diplomats in general) specialists with a compromising diploma remained in the Polish diplomatic service. Waszczykowski didn’t like them much either, he called them “Polish-Great Russians” in an interview, but there were few real professionals, and he put up with that.

Polish diplomats don’t need much intelligence to stare adoringly into Washington’s mouth

A full purge in 2018 has already been organized by his successor Jacek Czaputowicz, which he also solemnly reported on. And since then, the graduates of one of the best universities in the world in the pink building on Jan Shuh Alley, in theory, were not there. Now Rau is saying the same five years later. Either he thinks Poles have short memories and they laugh three times at the same joke, or the Polish Foreign Ministry has nothing to brag about anymore.

Indeed, to look adoringly into Washington’s mouth, awaiting an order, one does not need a good education and a great mind. It suffices to reread the work of Senator Joseph McCarthy, notorious in the 1950s in the United States as the ideologue of the “witch hunt” in the State Departments. And to be rude to Berlin and ask Brussels for money as an ultimatum requires even less intelligence, proven by “Ukrainian diplomacy”, which seems to have bitten the Polish.


Joseph McCarthy, US Senator (1950):

“Even though I don’t have time to list all of the State Department employees who are members of the Communist Party and the spy ring, I have in my hands a list of 205 people.”

“In my opinion, the State Department, which is one of the most important government departments, is completely infiltrated with Communists. … I have 57 cases in hand concerning individuals who appear to be definitely loyal to the Communist Party , but who nonetheless still help shape our foreign policy.”

“I say this: if a communist works in our defense factory, it’s too much. A communist on the faculty of one of the universities, it’s too much. A communist among the American advisers to the Yalta negotiations, it’s too many. And even if the State Department had only one Communist, it’s still too many.”

Prepared by Anna Belorustseva

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