Yes, I am Polish. I live in Belgium since 15 years but I have family and friends there, visit it often and follow polish medias on daily basis. I don't know if it makes me enough "expert" on the subject in your eyes. If you want to discuss the level of democracy basing it on your short personal experiences while visiting some country than we end up having that ridicoulous discussion where you don't even try to answer Thriller's or mine arguments but keep on saying you haven't notice any of that yourself. And you know.. I was twice in Russia for couple of weeks, it was great, people were very friendly, I could work there if I wanted, they really like Putin and I didn't see human rights violation with my eyes.. Hell, why everyone keeps complaining about democracy there?!