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Old August 31st, 2011, 06:46 PM   #1
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Discovering Belarus



Hello, and welcome to my thread where you'll find out this country.

Situation in Belarus is not so bad, as western media say, because of.....people's mentality, they have over 9000 levels of patience, and rea

Prices are growing up, but though you can buy 5 independent newspapers in every city and town of Belarus

Ok/ movin on!

Let's begin from the town where i was born


OSIPOVICHI
Pop. over 32,000
Important railway centre of Belarus
3rd largest town of Mogilev region


So, welcome! European road sign, yeah

Here's my house in the town

View to the centre of town

Path-ailen

8-shaped path




Main newspaper of the country


All roads in the countryside are splendid







Local newspaper, main newspaper

Petrol station

WWII victims monument















Happy New Year, mates! LOL


Town administration


Osipovichi Hotel


LOL at prices


Hmm/ cats


Name of street and passport(!!) of the house
(when was it built, characteristics of cold water/hot water)
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Some WWII vet, and how people sell their food from their dachas

Press shop

Central library of the town

Sport complex

Central Polyclinics

Centeal Catholic Church
(so, 15% of Belarussian are catholics because of polish influence_


Someone's wedding


Bank



Old water tower(1900s)

Osipovichi Railway Station-one of landmarks of that town

Lol at auto station queue

And hour later



Press stand

Bridge between 2 parts of the town







Arrivals/Departures screen

Krylovich monument/ he committed the greatest diversion during WWII on Eastern Front



Id-i-ocy

Belarussians love satellite dishes



Hall of fame

Caaaatz!


View from the tribune(which is free, everyone can come here)


What does state media think about opposition
(We're mourning. They're having fun)























July,3rd celebration. Independence Day.
Hosts of news programmes are dressed like this

Luka-dictator

Luka, his son successor

















Bitter true side of Belarus


Roofing factory "Krovl'a" it was one of the most successful factories in the USSR. their products were imported to socialistic countries such as Poland, Bulgaria
then sold by russians, and abandoned





LOL/ but there's still BSSR flag










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Bobruisk
7th largest city in Belarus
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Old August 31st, 2011, 08:11 PM   #2
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Old August 31st, 2011, 08:12 PM   #3
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Minsk and Mogilev(3rd largest city) are coming tomorrow
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Old September 1st, 2011, 02:18 AM   #4
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we in Russia love Belarussians
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Old September 1st, 2011, 02:39 AM   #5
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No offense, but this is one scary looking country. You guys shouldn't waste your time getting cozy with Russia. It CLEARLY hasn't gotten you anywhere, and trust me, it never will. Take example from countries that kicked Russias ass out; compare their lifestyle with yours, and you'll notice why I'm telling you this.
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Old September 1st, 2011, 03:31 AM   #6
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No offense, but this is one scary looking country. You guys shouldn't waste your time getting cozy with Russia. It CLEARLY hasn't gotten you anywhere, and trust me, it never will. Take example from countries that kicked Russias ass out; compare their lifestyle with yours, and you'll notice why I'm telling you this.
very strange post above - first of all how can Russia be responsible for Belarus if Belarussian president persue his own economic policy which is critisised in Russia ?...as for lifestyle of those who "kicked Russias ass out"- what do you mean by such rude words? - ex-Soviet republics? - they all expirience decline in level of life after they got independance - Central Asian stans actually are able to survive only because 50% of their male population go to work to Russia to earn their living, Ukraine's GDP per capita is 3 times less then in Russia and average pension is twice less then Russian one, the same about Georgia from which 20% of population (ethnic Georgians, not Russians) fled to Russia after Georgia got independance, even worse is situation in Moldova and Armenia...Only Baltic states managed to improve economic performance , yet even they lost from 10 to 15% of population, but in Baltics economic development was always better then in other ex-republics...This thread is not for political debate, but you started it in very rude form and you demonstrated ignorance here - United States was trying to ally itself with Latin American countries for decades - and what are results? - not much to boast about, right ? Belarus would be better of if Lukashenko regime didn't stick to old Soviet system that Russia dumped - you have no idea what you are talking about sir and I suspect you are just a troll here.

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Old September 1st, 2011, 03:56 AM   #7
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Great posts. I love pictures like this that sort of show every day life.

A couple of questions.

Does Belarus have its own language or do they speak Russian? Also, why do the "stop" signs appear to be in english?

Are most of the apartment buildings shown here built in the Soviet era? I am guessing yes, but maybe you know the years they were built.

Also, I am very curious what the apartment buildings look like inside. I see lots of pictures on the threads of the outside but I can't really envision the interior. How many rooms do most have?

Thanks again for all the pictures and information.
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Old September 1st, 2011, 04:27 AM   #8
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No offense, but this is one scary looking country. You guys shouldn't waste your time getting cozy with Russia. It CLEARLY hasn't gotten you anywhere, and trust me, it never will. Take example from countries that kicked Russias ass out; compare their lifestyle with yours, and you'll notice why I'm telling you this.

He-he)) Americans, You never grow up))
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Old September 1st, 2011, 06:47 AM   #9
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great photo collection.
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Old September 1st, 2011, 07:08 AM   #10
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Beautiful photos, please take more !

Do you have any Minsk?

Can you take some photos inside shops, supermarket and fast food places?
I want to see what the prices are like
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Old September 1st, 2011, 09:46 AM   #11
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Very interesting shots. I can't say most of them are pretty, though they are very well presented.

A fascinating insight into the lesser seen parts of the world. I look forward to more!
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Old September 1st, 2011, 10:20 AM   #12
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no offence, but architecture on most of the photos look extremly soviet and ugly... roads and nature on the other hand look quite nice
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Old September 1st, 2011, 10:43 AM   #13
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Interesting thread....thanks for the pics of Belarus.
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Old September 1st, 2011, 11:09 AM   #14
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Indeed. I am amazed how many of them prefer to think that there is always somebody else to blame for everything -indeed a feature of immaturity - I can't imagine a Russian or Belarussian person to find some little town pictures on Latin American threads (like Haiti for example) or favellas somewhere and rush to post smthing like that - "don't be cozy with US, kick them away, look how Norway lives without US multinational corporations and advicers" - especially that Belarus economic model is totally different then Russia's one. And by the way - although not exelent city indeed on those photos, but nothing scary, pretty normal conditions - there are some much worse places among friends of USA, despite it would be natural to assume that US have much more economic potential to help , but do they want to help to get welldeveloped competitors on world markets?- I doubt it... I think that poster (to whom you replied) is a troll.
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Great posts. I love pictures like this that sort of show every day life.

A couple of questions.

Does Belarus have its own language or do they speak Russian? Also, why do the "stop" signs appear to be in english?

Are most of the apartment buildings shown here built in the Soviet era? I am guessing yes, but maybe you know the years they were built.

Also, I am very curious what the apartment buildings look like inside. I see lots of pictures on the threads of the outside but I can't really envision the interior. How many rooms do most have?

Thanks again for all the pictures and information.
Yes, there's Belarussian language(or Western Russian, until 19th century, when name of the country was created, Belarus(White Russia) is called Belarus, because there wasnt Golden Orde(unlike Russia), Belarus was part Lithuania)

So, but ordinary people here rather prefer to speak mix of Russian and Belarussian- Trasyanka

And remember that official language here is trasyanka

Lukashenko doesn't speak Belarussian, by the way

Only opposition and intellegent people speak Belarussian

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What about stop sign?
So, in Russia, Stop is in English too, i dont know why
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Yes, residential building were built in 70s.

There can be 2-4 rooms in a flat
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Minsk and Mogilev are coming..,.





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Beautiful photos, please take more !

Do you have any Minsk?

Can you take some photos inside shops, supermarket and fast food places?
I want to see what the prices are like
So/ im georgian too(on a half), and im proud that Borjomi is avaliable in Belarus
there was also ad of Batumi(We're waiting for Belarussians)
(but it's excpensive compared to local miniral water)

But i can say i like reforms,
I dont care who sponsore them, even dirty scums-republicans


So, all food is here, but prices are just growing up, and thats it.
Local food didnt grow up
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Indeed. I am amazed how many of them prefer to think that there is always somebody else to blame for everything -indeed a feature of immaturity - I can't imagine a Russian or Belarussian person to find some little town pictures on Latin American threads .
Yes.... And I really like americans, most of them are very nice people and good friends... but they are always living in created by FoxTv & Co reality. Guys, come on, relax, stop thinking like world is rotating round you) World has changed. The Soviet union has died , but propaganda on your MEdia and pasta in your minds are still exists. US is not country N1 in the world, economically, politically. US regressed a lot. Open your eyes, and look at you back yard. The problems are at your home now) Big problems) US is NOT example how we should to do, USA is example how we should not to do.
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So/ Mogilev

Ordinary house near centre

Historical centre



Tallest building in Mogilev- Medical Centre of Mogilev Region














Twin of Goverment House in Minsk- Mogilev Region Administration



Mogilev City Hall

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