Posted 14 февраля 14:04

Published 14 февраля 14:04

Modified 14 февраля 14:42

Updated 14 февраля 14:42

Polish Foreign Ministry dismissed all MGIMO graduates as part of "decommunization"

14 февраля 2023, 14:04
Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau said that all graduates of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO MFA of Russia) were dismissed from the ministry. According to him, two months have passed since then. The head of the department did not announce the number of dismissed employees.

In an interview with the Polish newspaper Gazeta Polska Codziennie, he called MGIMO "an investment in the work of Russian imperialism," as well as "part of the great project of Soviet imperialism" and "part of Soviet soft power."

"We have managed to close a very important process, which is part of a widely understood decommunization", - Rau said.

As Kommersant notes, several legislative norms are in force in Poland as part of the decommunization process. So, in 1996, the "Lustration Law" was adopted. It provides for the dismissal from the civil service of officials who in the past were associated with the communist special services. Since 2016, the law "On the prohibition of propaganda of Communism or other totalitarian system" has come into force.