About Belarus — with love. Small travel notes

Deciding to go to the beginning of 2013 in Belarus, visited three days Vitebsk and Minsk, I offer you a small travel notes about going straight to the wheels.

As one friend of mine from Leningrad who have to work today in Riga, Belarus is impossible not to fall in love.

Indeed, Slavic sister Ukraine and Russia remains for many of those for whom the Soviet Union was not an "evil empire," and is the homeland — a little slice of utopia beautiful past, we once lost.

Yes, psychologists say that idealization since our childhood — it's natural, but

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Forecasters predict the fall in Ukraine

Weather Center predicts a cold snap in Ukraine in the first days of September.

On September 1, in the western, northern and central regions will decrease the temperature. In general in Ukraine will be kept moderate weather without precipitation.

This was announced at a briefing Head of the Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Center Mykola Kulbida.

"According to our preliminary estimates, in September to be the month with the extremely volatile nature of weather. This means that in September there will be several periods of cold weather, they will start from the very first days of the month, then the cool weather

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Russian foreign policy

I am 16 years old and I wish to express my point of view on the development of our country. In this article, I wish to express their views on foreign policy, which should hold our homeland! Wish to begin to tell the backstory of our country.

1) Soviet Union after the end of the second world war was the victor of the war.2) Under the auspices of USSR was created by a global system of socialism.3) As a result of industrialization of the USSR made a powerful economy and produced products of the "A", we helped third world countries,

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Venezuelan oil gets into the Odessa-Brody pipeline

Society Ukraine at the end of November 2010 is going to do the trial pumping of 80,000 tonnes of Venezuelan oil to the Mozyr refinery, Interfax reported.

For this purpose, will be used in aversnym mode pipeline "Odessa-Brody", as well as an oil pipeline "Druzhba" — said today the Minister of Fuel and Energy of Ukraine Yuriy Boyko.

"Trial run, I think it will be the end of November," — said the minister referring to the protocol decision taken by the government on Tuesday.

Now the pipeline "Odessa-Brody" pumping Russian oil in the reverse mode in the direction of Odessa.

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Ukrainian Navy repaired 11 ships

Ukrainian Navy in 2012 will conduct a complete repair 11 ships. This was reported in the press release of the Ministry of Defence.

According to the Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Viktor Ilyin, at the present time renovations are taking place on 7 ships and vessels of the Navy. On the settings on repair preparing large Landing Ship "Konstantin Olshansky" missile corvette "Dnipro", as the flagship of the Navy frigate "Hetman Sagaydachny." In the upcoming flagship accept a role in anti-piracy operation "Ocean Shield".

"These ships will be a complete renovation — 'from the keel to the truck',"

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Patriarch Kirill reported to the U.S. that Ukraine is not ready for NATO membership

The question of relations between Ukraine and NATO, American ambassadors discussed with Patriarch Kirill and the Russian writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn.

Thus, U.S. Ambassador to Russia William Burns touched on this issue in April 2008, during his meetings, as evidenced by the documents published on the website Wikileaks.

"Solzhenitsyn was critical about plans approximation of Ukraine to NATO, but he did not develop the theme," — the document says.

Cyril was even tougher than Solzhenitsyn, covering topics of NATO expansion.

"Ukraine" not ready "and membership in NATO could cause a split among the citizens of Ukraine and create instability in

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