Back in the U.S.S.R. July 8th 2010 The land that perestroika forgot. While some of its neighbours are now fully fledged EU members Belarus (classified by the US as an outpost of Tyranny) is firmly clinging to its past. The last remaining European communist dictatorship, current president Lukashenko has been in power since 1994. The economy is one of the most restricted in the world with controls on prices and wages. To top things o ... 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
I started writing this as a way of reassuring my friends and family I was still alive and not in prison.
Always planning the next adventure.
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