Zbiorowości polskie w zachodnich republikach byłego ZSRR
POLISH MINORITIES IN THE WESTERNMOST POST‑SOVIET STATES
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The article provides an overview of the social situation of Polish minorities in Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus and Ukraine. First, the author presents historical and social data on Polish minorities in these countries. It is stated that in each country the situation of Poles, and their identity as well, varies significantly depending on their different historical backgrounds, the Polish government’s position on their case and the current policies of these states. Therefore, this diversity should be taken into consideration by the Polish government in order to execute its policy efficiently.
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