That's quite interesting :))) i'll definitely make some comments later. Unfortunately I have so much work to do :)
'Belarus is just a bigger version of kolchoz'
Nowadays thats slightly the truth, cuz a vast of belarussian engineers, doctors, lawyers, IT specialists etc. immigrate to the USA, Poland Russia, Canada, Australia etc. The main reason of this is the wages of people which are engaged in different sectors of intellectual work or it's better to state inconsistence of their wages with the wages of other groups. For Example in Belarus, the avarage salary of doctor is 200 U.S dollars in comparison with the salary of wiper which is 300 U.S dollars!!! SO WHERE IS THE LOGIC???
I would drink for that becasue it would mean normality both in PL and in BY and between PL and BY. Long way to go I suppose...
Thank you, we will make it, and this dream will come true very soon :)
GOD BLESS AUSTRALIA!
In my opinion there should be more of cultural exchange between Poland and Belarus even Russia, perhaps then we can put our political differences aside and enjoy what each side has to offer.
A friend of mine was in Poznań not for a long time ago. He is an architecture and there was a plan to construct a bulding and the main goal was to create a mixed group of Polish/Belarussian architecture and engineers which could make this project come true.
There was a condition they should do it during the period of 2 weeks. All together they made it in 5 days! The other 9 days they were drinking as so called "Wódka" :D and see the sights of Poznań. The project was great! I have fotos.
Tadeusz Kosciuszko, born in Mereczowszczyzna on the territory of Belarus, a veteran of the American Revolutionary War, which led to the third and final partition of the Commonwealth in 1795. Thus the remaining part of Belarus became Russian.
Interesting fact is that Tadeusz Kosciuszko is a national hero of Belarus as well as Adam Mickiewicz! :) And Tadeusz Kosciuszko was in a half Belarussian, or it's better to say "Litwini" (those times Litwini and Belarussians had the same name). Actually the word "Belarussians" is the imaginary word. Russian Empire fabricated it. This word have never been exicting until the 18th century.
In reality, the Belarussian language was using the Latin alphabet until the Cyrilic alphabet was imposed on them by the Russians. The Belarussian language was also the official language of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania until Polish replaced it in that role in 1697.
The Belarussian language was using both the Cyrilic alphabet and the Latin alphabet, as the Serb people do nowadays ;) The official language of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania was always Belarussian. Maybe you are talking about Commonwealth and about different political documents if you are talking about that then I would say nothing, cuz actually I'm not well informed about that.
What makes you feel like that? If one found out that the direction was wrong, it doesn't automatically mean he would choose the proper one next time. A good example Ukrainians and Bandera (and now Pres. Janek is not the best choice either). Besides all talks about course line are pointless as long as they've got Lukashenko at the helm. Let's not forget about the reality.
The most GDL docs were destroyed by Russian Empire, but we have some information from Belarusian People's Republic which didn't make it possible to suffer from hunger as it was in Ukraine and we won't never forget it. And we've got some ancient docs from Poland. And Also we have Russian history docs, so we can compare them and draw a conclusion. :(
Typical Polish "Pany" scare tactics employed for centuries by the Russians bad "Lachy"
Hmmm, i might be wrong, but as far as i know the word "Lachy" isn't so swear, there is a polish beer "Lech" and "Lech" is the polish name + there is a legend with 3 brothers which names are "Lech", "Rus" and Czech :D And it is a bit grate on my nerves to hear "BialoRussia"... but some of you guys are still using it :D
There's nothing wrong with having a friendly approach to ones neighbors and still having your own national identity intact.
We had the most democratic union than other Europe had and now... How does it happend that Belarus is now the last Totalitarism country in Europe. I don't blame no one, except of us ourselves. (the people of Belarus)
Funny though! :D
Low self worth on your part if you ask me given how tight the Russian-Belorussian relationship is.
Russian-Belorussian relationship is falling apart nawadays, you can grab this information from the News and Yes, Sasha Welcome to Belarus! You will see it with your own eyes, no one will call you "comrade". Please, visit Grodno and Brest at first. It sounds pretty rude, but it is the truth!
You never know, absolute power corrupts absolutely. If he ever perceives Russia as a threat, he might, just might isolate himself from Russia seeking support somewhere else. Nothing is set in stone.
Political Games as always :D
I already apologized for that I was too hasty and probably too harsh in my conclusion but here and there I've run onto many examples of how people from the former USSR (including Russia) are ready to adopt the most ridiculous version of their own origins/heritage and pervert the history for the only purpose to bash Russia and shift all the blame upon her. It's like trying to disprove one false theory taking on trust the other one false.
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And Belarussians must to do smth with it at last and we will!
Thank you all for Attention. Let the God Bless us all.