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Oksana Volkova

Belarusian opera star about her New-York breakthrough, further plans and has dispelled the myths concerning special diets for artists.

Behind the catwalk

Eastern European fashion is becoming more and more fascinating. Brief review of new names in the insdustry

19 Dec 2011

A Mexican in Minsk: Minsk is a great city

But it is also very restricted for a real Latino American guy. Guillermo Hernandez is a young man from Mexico who has been living in Minsk for more than a year. Now he shares his experience about life in Belarus and gives some advice to anyone who is planning to visit this country.

From the very beginning, could tell us a little bit about yourself
My name is Guillermo Hernandez. I am originally from Mexico and I am 27 years old. I graduated in Physical Engineering in Mexico. When I was a child I wanted to become a cosmonaut. And I knew that Yuri Gagarin was a Russian. So I wanted to study in Moscow and because of this I wanted to speak some Russian. After graduation I had been working as an engineer and a French teacher.

14 May 2011

“I keep telling my friends to come to Minsk”

How a British man became a man of Minsk

It is always useful to anyone who would like to visit a foreign land to have a chat with someone who has been there for a while. Ian is a British, ex-military, man who settled down in Belarus and has been living in Minsk for seven years. Here he shares his experiences about his life in this country.  There are some weird and bizarre things here, he explains, but, in general, Belarus and its capital Minsk is a nice place to live in.  Information about health care, police, places to visit, Belarusian bureaucracy, driving, weather, national holidays,  the expat  community  in Belarus and many other things  he talks about will definitely help our readers to avoid problems and pitfalls, whilst enhancing the enjoyment of their stay in Minsk and Belarus