A Holiday in Europe's Last Dictatorship: Minsk, Belarus! August 29th 2012 www.theredquest.com
Belarus would be a great milestone for me because it was the only the former Soviet Republics I’d not yet visited. I’d been to all the easy Baltic nations, and even got to Ukraine and Moldova. The sometimes hard to reach Caucuses had been ticked off the list, and even the ‘Stans had not been any real problem. But now it was time fo ... read more
Europe » Belarus » Minsk Voblast » Minsk After seven decades as a constituent republic of the USSR, Belarus attained its independence in 1991. It has retained closer political and economic ties to Russia than any of the other former Soviet republics. Belarus and Russia signed a treaty on a ... ... read more
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In 2013 I published an e-book entitled The Red Quest, detailing my mission to visit each and every country of the former Soviet Union. Along the way I sa... full info