Владимир Баранич

Vladimir Baranich, a country consultant and media analyst in the program “B for Belarus” on news, views, events and comments from Belarus (center of Europe by the way). Today the major theme of the program is “Belarusians in the mirror of holidays and rituals. Why Belarusians look for something that does not exist (fern flower search on July 6 for example)

  • Belarusian holidays with distant ties to reality.
  • Belarusians in the state of fusion of Christianity, Soviet ideology, paganism and preenlightenment ideas.
  • Searching for something that does not exist: fern flower mystery and why it persists
  • Independence day and its military flavor. Belarus starts the war information campaign in May and finishes in July. Does it make people more patriotic?
  • why Belarusians keep science in disregard? Fear, deficit of self-esteem and laziness.
  • legally serfdom is long gone but it still lives in the hearts and minds of Belarusians. Many of them are sure that the government/Lukashenko pays them pensions and provides for other public services, that the government creates jobs and ensures free health and education. Too many Belarusians treat a nomenclature boss with divine reverence and fear.
  • freedom as a low ranking value in the hierarchy of Belarusians. They celebrate mysticism and escapism, not liberation.

 

Владимир Баранич

Vladimir Baranich, a country consultant and media analyst in the program “B for Belarus” on news, views, events and comments from Belarus (center of Europe by the way). Today the major theme of the program is “Belarusian balance of security and freedom. Social dimension”.

  • security first. The cost of Big Brother. Police, army, control bodies and intelligence units;
  • conscription army and a new mode of forcing youth to serve in it.
  • Belarusians are infatuated with Big Brother and do not realize the cost of such devotion;
  • social security: price regulation, licensing, regulation and special status for nomenclature favorites;
  • level of welfare and well-being in Belarus;
  • free loaders and parasites: Belarusian definition.

 

Владимир Баранич

Vladimir Baranich, a country consultant and media analyst in the program “B for Belarus” on news, views, events and comments from Belarus (center of Europe by the way). Today the major theme of the program is “Why Belarus is not Russia. Or is it?”

  • Belarus and Russia: culture, religion, language and history.
  • Perception of Stalin in Belarus and in Russia.
  • Belarus and Russia: political, civil and economic freedom;
  • corruption in Belarus and in Russia.
  • economies of Belarus and Russia.
  • inequality in Belarus and in Russia.
  • Is A. Lukashenko a guarantor of Belarus independence?

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Владимир Баранич

Vladimir Baranich, a country consultant and media analyst in the program “B for Belarus” on news, views, events and comments from Belarus (center of Europe by the way). We talk about Belarusians in the myriad of their functions and roles. We cover Belarus for those who either have no clue what this country is about or those who follows it as a part of their business or general interest. We will analyze and evaluate what Belarusians do, care, love and hate, how Belarusian authorities treat people with talents, ideas and money. Welcome to “B for Belarus”!

  • Belarus as a geographical center of Europe. Why so few care?
  • Belarusians as one of the least emotional peoples in the world. Why so?
  • Belarus as a clean, orderly, humble country that over one million people left. Why did they show a middle finger to the Belarusian Sovok-type authoritarian system?
  • Belarus is opening up: visa free for 30 days. Fuming female beauty, street hospitality and aura of foreigner superiority.