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The language situation is definitely one of the bigger mysteries of Belarus. To a foreigner, the Belarusian language may appear to be a hermit. As the majority of Belarusians use Russian (not Belarusian) in their daily communication. But don’t judge too quickly as there are some good reasons for this, especially when looking into the […]

There are many inaccurate and funny stereotypes concerning Belarus. While the French think of Belarus as “White-skinned Russians”, the Germans label Belarus simply as “Gas Transit Country”. The Italians prefer the term “Terra Incognita” and Latin Americans refer to it as “Cuba Europea”. But probably the most common stereotype that foreigners hold towards the Belarusians […]