I've never been to Minsk, and as I have mentioned in a previous post, my perceptions of most of the area that formed the former Soviet Union were shaped in a very negative way during the years I was brought up. Back then, Russia was always the "bad guy," and the country was pictured as bleak and oppressive.
My blogging friend has been to Minsk, though, and he's posted a very nice video that gives a more accurate picture of the landscape there than the grey images given to me in my childhood days. It seems such a bright a cheerful place.
It's great when negative stereotypes can be challenged by more accurate images.
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