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.

About Belarus - with love.  Small travel notes

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 looking at Belarus, help thinking that if it were not for the collapse of the Union today, we would have lived just as good, probably even better.

However, salt Belarusian charm — not only in the economic success of the model of Alexander Lukashenko.

Although there is something to be proud of Belarus.

In Belarus understand that educate future citizens need a young age

In Belarus understand that educate future citizens need a young age

In Belarus understand that educate future citizens need a young age

Not having (as opposed to Ukraine and Russia) outstanding natural resources and minerals, more — are under severe pressure from (including — economic) of the West, Belarusians not just live, but live well. If we compare with our reality — a good thing. Salaries and pensions here is higher than in Ukraine, and the prices — below. The bottom line, we get a higher purchasing power of the population and, consequently, a higher standard of living.

It is not difficult to guess that there is a difference is caused by minimizing the involvement in the chain of producer-buyer of various intermediaries and advertisers.

In addition, Belarus — is not only a decent living, but … it is a bourgeois country.

Thus, the local casinos have become a favorite destination of tourists in Moscow and Minsk (as in Vitebsk, and in other cities) — a lot of restaurants, bars and night clubs that can compete with the likes of drinking and low places in Moscow and Kiev, moreover, for less money. Tourists (and not just neighbors) go here every year more and more actively. Leave the money — good.

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 looking at Belarus, help thinking that if it were not for the collapse of the Union today, we would have lived just as good, probably even better.

However, salt Belarusian charm — not only in the economic success of the model of Alexander Lukashenko.

Although there is something to be proud of Belarus.

In Belarus understand that educate future citizens need a young age

Not having (as opposed to Ukraine and Russia) outstanding natural resources and minerals, more — are under severe pressure from (including — economic) of the West, Belarusians not just live, but live well. If we compare with our reality — a good thing. Salaries and pensions here is higher than in Ukraine, and the prices — below. The bottom line, we get a higher purchasing power of the population and, consequently, a higher standard of living.

It is not difficult to guess that there is a difference is caused by minimizing the involvement in the chain of producer-buyer of various intermediaries and advertisers.

In addition, Belarus — is not only a decent living, but … it is a bourgeois country.

Thus, the local casinos have become a favorite destination of tourists in Moscow and Minsk (as in Vitebsk, and in other cities) — a lot of restaurants, bars and night clubs that can compete with the likes of drinking and low places in Moscow and Kiev, moreover, for less money. Tourists (and not just neighbors) go here every year more and more actively. Leave the money — good.

In socialist Minsk can easily enjoy the English ale and seafood

In socialist Minsk can easily enjoy the English ale and seafood

Yes, and the Belarusians themselves, judging by what I saw, should have no problem with the choice of activities — cultural or not, because the choice is very, very high.

No, Belarus — is, above all, people. Just good people. Of course, your trash is everywhere, but here, as they say, breathe easier and freer.

There just does not feel self-seeking and do not desire to earn, and to deceive, "to have everything, but for us it was nothing." For any cheating — though of card cheating, though commerce — is a fraud, under which wrapper you can not hide it, and should be punished for cheating. And punished.

You know, all the time, even at stations, I have not seen the police. Of course, it was just like a good football referee, remained invisible, preferring, as opposed to our law enforcement officers, not to escalate the terrible kind of atmosphere, shaking the air, and the work, that is — to fight crime.

Needless to say, even in residential areas here nobody cries at night, the streets are well lit, but to walk even calmer than in his native city? ..

By the way, the sleeping areas. Not only in the center and on the outskirts of public employees are not just almost perfectly clearing the streets of snow to wallow, but also entails an exponential clean every entrance. Even the houses, many of which were built 10-15 years ago, literally sparkling originality and purity. All neat, well maintained — no graffiti, litter and almost no freak city advertising. In the courtyard — benches, playgrounds and public gardens.

Belarus hits and the number of churches — Orthodox, Catholic, and not only historical, but also in residential areas built recently: the usual sleeping area of Vitebsk, in the distance — the Catholic Church

Next — built in the 1960's Regional Hospital, renovated last summer, and Medical University

 

And it's not the fact that utilities emit a lot of money here: Belarusian rates far below the Ukrainian, not to mention the Russian. Just less than stealing. More precisely, given the feelings throughout the procedure, almost steal. Who stole — already sitting.

Another small detail that explains the economic stability of Belarus in the country there are commercial banks, but everywhere — advertising and the local branch of the Savings Bank. Here, unlike in Ukraine and Russia, the budget money is working for the state, not a handful of oligarchs.

In today's globalized world is running out of original places you want to go back again. Belarus, fortunately — a rare and pleasant exception.

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