A Ukrainian woman who moved to Poland compared her to her country

Historically, relations between Russia and Ukraine with Poland have been very difficult. This Slavic state chose the western path of development, which determined many differences in the mentality of Russians, Ukrainians and Poles. However, much has been preserved in common among our peoples, coming from the same root. About the realities of life in Poland told the portal Ru_Open Ukrainian Olga, who got there from Lugansk.

The girl was born in Germany, but her parents returned to Ukraine when she was 3 years old, and she grew up in the Luhansk region. The events of 2014 forced many residents of Donbass to leave him. Some moved to Russia, others to the calmer regions of Ukraine, while others tried their luck in Europe. Many Ukrainians ended up in Poland, where everyone settled in different ways.

Why poland

According to Olga, this country is experiencing a shortage of professional personnel. Many experienced specialists from the Poles themselves long ago moved to the richer countries of the European Union, Great Britain, Germany, and the countries of Scandinavia. A staff shortage has formed, which Warsaw fills by attracting workers from neighboring Ukraine, which is experiencing large economic Problems.

A lot of Ukrainians now work in Poland, and those who have Polish roots are trying to get a “Pole card”, which simplifies life, work and obtaining residence permits and permanent residence in the country. Olga believes that visitors work more and better than locals, because they are more motivated. Because of this, according to the Ukrainian woman, "you have to keep your ear sharp with the Poles."

Poland is a real European country with beautiful roads. Medicine, the tax system and insurance are better here than in Ukraine. The taxes are large, but an annual return of interest is provided, and for each child in the family, $ 300 is paid once a year. Having officially settled down, you can get free medical insurance for the whole family. The average salary makes available any food and clothing. With a Polish passport, you can easily get a visa to the United States, travel to Europe. You can fly to Sweden for $ 10.


There is a stereotype that the Poles are always dissatisfied with everything, do not like strangers, work a little and drink a lot. Olga says that this is far from the case. Poles as a whole are well-mannered and polite people, believers and families. Very often they have 3-5 children, while not only mothers, but also fathers take care of them. Poles do not particularly drink vodka, but they respect beer. Tourists are positive and willing to help. However, there is some truth in the words about “eternal discontent”. This is especially evident when communicating on the Internet, if you write something negative about Poland or the Polish language.

Polish language

Russian, Ukrainian and Polish languages ​​come from the same root, so they have a lot in common. Especially between Polish and Ukrainian due to a number of historical and geographical reasons. But there are serious differences that can surprise an unprepared person.

For example, a store in Polish is sklep, which comes from the word “basement”, where goods were previously kept cool. The word Jutro does not mean morning, but tomorrow. If you are asked to throw away the old Dywan, keep in mind that this is a Polish rug. Beauty sounds like Uroda, the beauty salon is fabryka urody. If you are offered Pukać in Poland, it’s important not to make a mistake, because it means knocking, for example, on the door.

The Second World War

In Poland, they try not to discuss this difficult topic without having to discuss it. Victory Day is not celebrated here, it is an ordinary working day.
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  1. SERGEY SERGEEVICS 9 October 2019 16: 42
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    The girl was born in Germany, but her parents returned to Ukraine when she was 3 years old, and she grew up in the Luhansk region.

    Here is a plus for them. You cannot betray your homeland.

    Why Poland ...

    In vain, of course, she chose Panov, an unreliable country that has not proved itself to the best of her citizens, and this must be taken into account, first of all, when choosing a country for permanent residence.
    This article is somehow poorly disclosed, well, okay.
  2. aries2200 Offline
    aries2200 (aries) 10 October 2019 04: 31
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    It’s so good that the native inhabitants of Poland (Poles) are fleeing from their homeland .. well, like the Jews ... they will be born in Russia, study, work, give birth to children ... and then leave for their homeland.
  3. gorenina91 Online
    gorenina91 (Irina) 10 October 2019 08: 29
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    - The Poles escaped a lot of problems for the reason that they have basically a mono-ethnic state ... - And they don’t have “Bakhtiyars” ... - this is their monstrous advantage ...
    - Yes, a lot of Germans, Lithuanians, Ukrainians, Slovenes, etc. live in Poland ... - Well, compared to the “Bakhtiyars" ... - these are two big differences ... - So ... - Alas and ... ah ...
  4. Sergey Latyshev Offline
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 10 October 2019 09: 08
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    But, in principle, the description is close to what colleagues who went there tell.
    It is bad that the authorities and the oligarchs specifically sow discord ....
  5. pafegosoff Offline
    pafegosoff (Arkhip Pafegosov) 10 October 2019 17: 49
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    The Poles were “lucky" that they slaughtered all civilians of Jewish, German, Ukrainian, Russian, Hungarian and Czech nationalities. Because they are mono-ethnic.
    In fact, the brutal attitude towards any nation, except the strongest, is a characteristic feature of the Poles. Cunning, cowardice, atrocity - remember, for what reason Suvorov ended up in Poland:

    In early April 1794, the uprising reached Warsaw. Russian troops were taken by surprise. It was a passionate week and five hundred unarmed Russian soldiers were killed in the church during the sacrament. Later, events in Warsaw will be called the “Bloody Massacre of the Holy Week”. Of the eight thousand people in the Russian garrison, two thousand were killed, and the same number was captured. On the narrow streets of the city killed military and civilians. Three days later, the massacres of Warsaw streets were covered in blood and cluttered with dead bodies. Russian disparate units could not suppress the rebellion under the command of the indecisive commander Repnin. Having received an order from Rumyantsev, Suvorov immediately set out on a campaign against Poland from Nemirov.

    Let's drink for Suvorov Nemirov ...
    1. Ravshan Offline
      Ravshan (Jamsut) 1 December 2019 19: 47
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      Quote: pafegosoff
      In fact, the brutal attitude towards any nation, except the strongest, is a characteristic feature of the Poles. Cunning, cowardice, atrocity.

      Just in case, I remind you that the Poles are the closest relatives of the Russians. The Slavs at one time were divided into Russians and glades who had gone slightly to the West. A little later, the bulk of the glades became Poles. The remaining glades became Czechs, Slovaks, and Litvins assimilated (virtually disappeared) today.
      And from the Russians themselves stood out (budded) tartars. They are a bit later Muscovites, they are even later Great Russians, they are even later “Russians” (in Soviet terminology, but in reality, of course, Soviet Russians).
      Those. Poles, this is the cousin of the Soviet Russian. And close relatives are always very similar. Therefore, rolling a barrel on the Poles, you roll a barrel on the Soviet Russians. And this is not good for Runet.
  6. Dust Offline
    Dust (Sergei) 5 December 2019 03: 10
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    He lived for about ten years in Poland, I will say one thing, there really is the first visual impression that everything is better there! This is an illusion! You have to pay there for everything! Unemployment is about 20% ... And that's amazing! They treat Russians very well, unlike Ukrainians. They generally do not consider Ukrainians to be people.
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