The Scary Thing

Mikhail Kirilyuk,

From this point of view, the fighters in the Warsaw Uprising are losers. They lost, they were killed, defeated, and they left the country. They did not account for the betrayal of the Russian army (and by the critics’ logic, they probably should have foreseen it). Their descendants won only more than half a century later.

It is not scary to lose. The scary thing is to be in the ranks of the Soviet army, silently watching from the other side of the river as the fascists slaughter the insurgents, mocking them simultaneously: “Well, where’s your plan? Why didn’t you have a plan?”

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