Poles feel renewed threat from Russia as country marks 75th anniversary of the Soviet invasion

September 18, 2014 3:17 PM

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Poles feel renewed threat from Russia as country marks 75th anniversary of the Soviet invasion

In this photo taken Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, Konrad Wierzbicki, 23, stands in front of a memorial to Poles killed by the Soviet Union in the 1940s in Otwock, Poland. As Poland commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Poland at the start of World War II, Wierzbicki reflected on his feelings of Russian aggression in Ukraine. Many Poles fear that war could eventually spread to their country, though Wierzbicki is more optimistic given Poland’s membership in NATO. But “if something happens in the Baltics and NATO doesn’t react, then we know we will be alone,” he said. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski) (The Associated Press)

In this photo taken Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, Konrad Wierzbicki, 23, stands in front of a memorial to Poles killed by the Soviet Union in the 1940s in Otwock near Warsaw,Poland. As Poland commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Poland at the start of World War II, Wierzbicki reflec...

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