‘Warsaw feels like a mini Soviet Union’: how Russian is gaining ground in Poland’s capital
Many from Ukraine, Belarus and other ex-Soviet states mostly get by in Russian – but its prevalence is starting to cause a problem
I speak no Polish. I do speak some Russian. The social reaction to me wandering into a small shop and asking for some tabs and a soda pop in Russian would convince me, if I was in Poland for any length of time, to learn Polish pretty damn quick.