30 years – The Fall of the Berlin Wall: The Polish Irony of Fate: Still Hating Russia, still Not Loving the EU Thirty years ago the Berlin Wall fell and so did the old world order. The Soviet Union only survived a couple of years . Some might remember the vision of Mikhail Gorbachev about the common "European house". But now Russia and the European Union seem to stand on opposing grounds. In our three-part publication, our Polish, Ukrainian and German authors describe how people's opinions towards Russia and the EU in their countries have changed in the last 30 years. Part two: the Polish perspective.