Belarus Surprises January 25th 2015 A new teacher coming to Minsk next school year asked me to talk about some of the surprises we have had here in Minsk.
1. There are many new and modern cars on the streets; not old Russian ones like I imagined. However, we use public transportation to get around the city and find that it is easy to use and mostly reliable.
2. I expected a cabbage-smelling apartment in the soviet style. Inste ... 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