Note --> 4 July is also the 402nd anniversary of the Polish-Lithuanian defeat of Muscowy
when they conquered and entered the city of Moscow. Tsar Vasily IV was ousted by the boyars and Żółkiewski entered Moscow with little opposition. Boyars then proclaimed as the new Tsar of Muscovy the Polish prince of the Commonwealth Władysław IV Waza
posted on 06/13/2012 12:04:19 AM PDT
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Not to mention that the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth conquered and ruled large parts of Russia from 1380 (not by coincidence, the year that the Russian first succeeded in defeating the Mongols but were thereby weakened against military incursions from the west) and it took 400 years to get back those ares from Polish rule.
Poland ruled some parts of Russian for centuries longer (1380 - 1762/1795) than Russia ever ruled parts of Poland (1762/1795 to 1918, the same period that Austria and Germany ruled the other 2/3 of Poland!)
Also, people still remember the Polish massacres in Galich and Kostroma, north of Moscow, as part of the 1610 takeover of Russia.
Poland has been pretty successful in getting Western acceptance of their one-sided presentation of history, when it is far more symmetrical over time than most people know.
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