Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Happy New Year!


The New Year is the time of unfolding horizons and the realization of dreams, may you rediscover new strength and garner faith with you, and be able to rejoice in the simple pleasures that life has to offer and put a brave front for all the challenges that may come your way. Wishing you a lovely New Year!



Help my school win the contest! Please!


Help, please: a contest for the most beautiful Christmas house is held on the local site. This morning, we've added   our school to the list. At first ше was held under the title "Other" and there gained 18 votes. The result - the third place! But then for some reason the school was added separately, and now we have to re-gain votes. It's horrible!

At stake is 3 million rubles ( about 315$ ). If we win, the money will go to fund schools!

Help, please, whatever they can ))) Your votes are need now!!! It is simple for you and we are pleased.

How to vote :

1. Go to link (see top of this text)
2 . Right of the picture with Christmas blue house you can see "Опросы" and vote for the "Хальчанская школа"

3 . Deduce school leaders in the survey and win !

Monday, 30 December 2013

Volgograd. I grieve (updated)

What is happening in our world?
What is the fault of women and children?
How can a man kill the elderly and infants? For what, Lord???

Glory?? Honor and respect??? Belief in the immortality of the soul and the ability to go to heaven? ?? What the mind of a person who is able to commit a terrorist attack?

I'm shocked. Volgograd... the whole town has scared now.



But people are fighting against terrorism. Immediately after the first explosion ordinary citizens rushed to rescue the victims. They knew the dangers, they understand the complexity of the situation. But people have not stopped. They are heroes. As a young cop, he saw a woman bomber and shielded her with his body. He died, but he saved many lives.

I'm scared. I am a teacher, I am afraid that not taught the children. I am afraid that the children will grow cruel and evil, because internet is full of cruel comments. They call for violence, to take decisive action. And I'm afraid.

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Volgograd. I grieve


What is happening in our world?
What is the fault of women and children?
How can a man kill the elderly and infants? For what, Lord???

Glory?? Honor and respect??? Belief in the immortality of the soul and the ability to go to heaven? ?? What the mind of a person who is able to commit a terrorist attack?

I'm shocked. Volgograd... the whole town has scared now.

But people are fighting against terrorism. Immediately after the first explosion ordinary citizens rushed to rescue the victims. They knew the dangers, they understand the complexity of the situation. But people have not stopped. They are heroes. As a young cop, he saw a woman bomber and shielded her with his body. He died, but he saved many lives.

I'm scared. I am a teacher, I am afraid that not taught the children. I am afraid that the children will grow cruel and evil, because internet is full of cruel comments. They call for violence, to take decisive action. And I'm afraid.

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Belarusian won the second season of the Russian vocal show "The Voice"

Sergey Volchkov, Belarusian singer, born in Bychaŭ (Mogilev region). You can find his biography on the Internet, many websites have already published information about Sergey.

I suggest you watch the video. Sergey  performs an aria of Mister X. Just listen to voice and you will understand why the jury and the audience gave the victory to Sergey.

Watch the video, please! Sergey has a magical, unique voice, I was charmed by its beauty and purity. Believe me, you need to hear it!

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Christmas Gomel

I will post only a few pictures, they were done on the same street - Pobeda (Peramoha) St. Every day I go on the street in the morning and evening, so all the Christmas decorations I noticed immediately.

Merry Christmas!


Christmas brings family and friends together. It helps us appreciate the love in our lives we often take for granted.

May the true meaning of the holiday season fill your heart and home with many blessings.

Monday, 23 December 2013

School meets holidays

Every December my school transformed. Beautiful Christmas vytinanki decorate windows of the school. Children decorate his office with great care, they put their skill and diligence in making jewelery.

I suggest you look at my school. Maybe you also want to join us and decorate your windows to make them celebratory.

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Belarusian singer Gunesh became the second in the Turkish song contest Turkvision

Gunesh will perform her own song Son Hatэralar (Last Memories) in the Turkish language. She will come on stage the second.



Taking part in the semi-final were 24 contestants, but only 12 of them made it to the final. The 12 qualifiers for the final are representatives of Belarus, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Tatarstan, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine, Altai, Northern Cyprus, Kosovo and Uzbekistan.

Experts have already dubbed Turkvision an alternative to the Eurovision Song Contest. However, this music show will be different. The contest is held in the cultural capital of the Turkic world, not the country of the winning artist. All the entries should be performed in the official language of the host country.

The points, ranking, winner country and the champion of the final show of 1st Turkvision song contest of Turkish World. Eskişehir - 21 December, 2013.




Friday, 20 December 2013

Yes, I'm from Belarus

The most common stereotypes about Belarus and Belarusians)))

Belarusian is the most sexual language in Europe

Based on site tut.by.


Language - is practice. This practice helps us to create the character, beliefs. But any language practice based on phonetics, on the sounds . Many scholars argue that the vowels and consonants are emotional . If a person hears the words of a foreign language, he will carry through his perception of harmony sounds of the word.I found a very interesting study, and I want to introduce you to its results.

Thursday, 19 December 2013

All blogs on one page

I invite you to view my profile on the site uid.me. You will see the main address (not all) of my sites and blogs. Now I can send the link to my profile anyone in the world, and people will be able to know more about me)))

Here's a link to my profile: http://uid.me/elena_migal#



An amazing find

Tonight I became the owner of a wonderful thing.

The evening was a rainy sky was leaden clouds . I walked to the bus stop and saw a forgotten book on the parapet. The book was lying in front of me. Many people stood nearby, but no one took the book. It was packaged in plastic, so the weather did not spoil it. I picked up the book and could not believe my eyes: it was a collection of Rubáiyát! Great book lay in the rain and no one took it! I realized that the people that were there, did not know anything about Omar Khayyam. So I took the book. 

Maybe I was wrong, but a great book just lying in the rain. Now it will live in my house ))) A good book, a blanket and a cup of tea - it's the best rest, isn't it?

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Christmas procession in Mogilev

This procession is held annually. It is very bright and spectacular. I invite you to view photos of the parade. Hundreds of Grandfathers Frost and Snegurochkas take to the streets of the city, to give rise to the New Year holidays, merry mood and general merriment.
All photos were taken from the tut.by.
The parade started from the Soviet square. Participants formed a large inscription Магілёў (Mogilev)

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Night Gomel

Only one picture... But i like it so much ))
I don't live here, but I come here almost every day. Bus "Gomel - Vetka" rides along this street. If you look at the photo you should know then I have to go to school 34 minutes, but to my house - 54 minutes)))
Mazurava St.

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Evening walk in Minsk

I  have long wanted this video to share with you. You know, I was surprised because I didn't put this video earlier. But now I correct my mistake.

You will pass the night streets of the Belarusian capital, you will feel the charm of this city. And the music will give you  wonderful and romantic atmosphere.

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Winter Gomel

Winter has come ... It came suddenly. 

It had been snowing for two days and now Gomel hidden under the white fluffy snow carpet.

Christmas trees began to appear in the squares. )) The most beautiful tree in my opinion, is outside the station. This is not a cone, which has bothered all residents of the city (the cone does not look like a Christmas tree). This is a very interesting design. (I'll post pictures and take a picture here, but later).

In the meantime, look at the pictures of winter Gomel.

Winter has come ...

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Postcards: Belarusian dishes

Undoubtedly, many of the world's addicted by postcrossing. Today I want to show you a gallery of Belarusian cards on "national cuisine". I hope you enjoy this gallery.

All cards were taken from Belpost.

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Visit Kobryn!

Today I was sent a link to a virtual tour of Kobryn. Round starts on Lenin Square. I looked at the pictures and remembered how only 3 months ago walked there. Everything is so dear and familiar in these photos. 

And I became sad: I wasn't at home for 3 months . My house is missing in this tour, which is good: if I saw it, I would be upset even more. 

But I invite you to walk the streets of my hometown, the city where I grew up, where my parents grew up and my ancestors. Look at Kobryn. Maybe you can better understand me and my nation.


Saturday, 30 November 2013

Junior Eurovision 2013. We are the third!

Just broadcasting from Kiev ended. Kiev hosted the Junior Eurovision 2013. Ilya Volkov represented Belarus. I watched this show and now I'm thrilled. Ilya was third after the vote! I'm happy for Ilya and for my country!

Top 5 places in Belarus, which every tourist must visit

1. Look at Minsk bird's-eye view and buy a 'unique' badge on the subway
National Library of Belarus is one of the attractions of Minsk. Height - 73 meters, the shape - rombokubooktaedr. The library has an extensive book collection. Also the building is used as a tourist destination - an observation deck is located on the 23rd floor. Climb it is possible, using high-speed elevator. Evening and night hours until the entire building is illuminated and has an exclusive dynamic images. To look at Minsk bird's-eye view, you have to go down to the subway and get off at the station "Vostok".

Friday, 29 November 2013

Lida Timelapse

Today I invite you to Grodno region, in a small but very beautiful city with a euphonious name - Lida. I place a movie here. It was made by mah who is very fond of his hometown. You will see Leeds Castle - one of the castles, which are preserved in Belarus.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Gomel bus station "charms"

A few days ago, I was late for work. Near my home there is a cash machine , I wanted to withdraw money from the card , but that morning ATM doesn't work. I was saddened and decided to buy a bus ticket using a credit card . I was so naive!

I came to the bus and began to look for an ATM. It is located at the entrance to the building. Disappointment awaited me: at the ATM was only large bills . Then I decided to buy a ticket at the box office .I went up to one hand, then another. On all the box office I saw the message " The terminal is not working ." Only one window was clean. But the office was closed!

Soligorsk - Potash capital of Belarus

Last week I was in Soligorsk. It is a city in the Minsk region. Soligorsk is one of the youngest cities in my country. He appeared in 1958 as a working village. On the future site of the city found potash , and therefore there was a settlement for miners. First, people have decided to name the new settlement Novostarobinsk because Starobin-town is very close. But this name did not stick. As a result, the new city was named Soligorsk.
If you travel to Soligorsk, you will see that it is a wealthy city. Its streets are neat and clean, painted houses, expensive cars are in yards. Residents of the city are really richer than the rest of the population because Soligorsk - a city of miners.
But at the same time Soligorsk - a "city without a face". There is no historic center , there are no private sector. You will only see high-rise buildings in the streets. You can hardly find a "flavor" of the city.
50 years ago, people from different countries gathered in Soligorsk , so this city is interesting for its internationality . To be honest, I did not see in shades of Belarusian Soligorsk. The city was still too young and there is no age-old traditions that unite people . All people live on their own, there is no mutual assistance. A lot of time will pass before the people of the city can feel a single entity.

The winter has come to Belarus!

Belarusians waited for the first snow!

Snow fell on Tuesday night, he covered rooftops, grass, cars. What a shame: the snow melted at night!



But today I went out and saw a white ground under my feet again.
The winter has come to Belarus!

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Forgive me for my long absence!

This month has been very difficult for me. My job could not let me out of its cuddles. For three weeks I made 8 presentations, prepared 6 students, participated in 10 competitions (this is not an exaggeration, it is real data). 

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

The first modern Slutsk belt made in Belarus

This belt is made with modern equipment, but it is fully consistent with those belts, which were produced in Belarus before. Belt length is 3 meters, the width is 30 cm It is woven with silk threads. You can compare the pattern of modern belt and pattern of ancient products - they are almost identical.

Larisa Tarasova, director of the factory, with the first analog Slutsk belts. Photo: Natalya Selezneva (site sk.by, the newspaper "Slutskі edge")
Slutsk belt, mid-18th century
Modern Slutsk belt was made ​​for 1 hour. It's fast - in the past people were weaving a belt for several days. In the future, the factory will produce a belt of silver and gold threads. Earlier this belt was worth a few thousand ducats. Compare: a person could buy an estate with a house, a garden and servants - or buy one Slutsk belt.

I think that people will be able Slutsk belts will soon be not only in my country. They can be ordered online.

Friday, 8 November 2013

Minsk Timelapse

This video will show you the main attractions of the Belarusian capital. You will see the Independence Square, the Red Church, the Opera and Ballet Theater, Victory Square, the National Library, Minsk-Arena (lots of Minsk-Arena!), Nyamiha. 

Also, the video will show you Navahrudak Castle and great views of the Belarusian nature. For one second you will even see the Minsk Sea beach. Minsk Sea - this is the second (more common) name of the Komsomolskoe Lake. It is a favorite place of citizens.

Video was made in 2010.

Friday, 1 November 2013

Dziady

Tomorrow Belarus will celebrate Dziady. It is a day when people pay tribute to dead ancestors - all the generations that lived before us. 

I propose to plunge into the mysterious atmosphere of this day and listen to the song of OSIMIRA. This is the Belarusian Ethnogroup. You will hear the sound a vintage musical instruments, sacred chants. All this will show you how people lived centuries ago. Let's travel back in time!

Прослушать или скачать Osimira Dziady бесплатно на Простоплеер

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

"Alpine" Gomel

All pictures taken from the site gomelnews.onliner.by.
These mountains have become the hallmark of Gomel, they can be seen far away from the road , the mountains towering over the forest.

Friday, 11 October 2013

The Mystic park

I want to share photographs from my friend dogs_by. He often walks in the Gomel park and posted new photos on his page at the Internet. Welcome!

I'd like to show interesting photos that made ​​this fall by a mobile camera. I invite you to see how the park has changed within one month. You get into the kingdom of mysticism and Gothic. My colleagues saw these pictures today. Teachers said that they had never seen the park so dark and strange.

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Unusual tour!

If you come to Minsk, you are free to pass on the Belarusian capital and see all 8 buildings, which images  are decorated money of my country.
I made a route for a hike, you can see it on the map below.

Good news!!!

I have a holiday today!

A week ago, two of my photos have been sent to the contest "Art-innovation". Today, I found out that these pictures took 1st and 2nd places. You can not imagine how happy I am for this news! Now the pictures will go to the next stage of the contest and people across the country will be able to see them!!!
1st place
2nd place

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Happy Teachers' Day!

Today the whole of Belarus celebrates Teacher's Day. I congratulate my colleagues on the holiday and wish fulfillment of all desires!

A teacher
Is like a candle
Which lights others
In consuming itself.

Happy Teacher's Day!

Night Minsk - view from space

The astronauts captured Minsk night from space, as well as other cities, including Paris, Moscow and New York.

Most of the exposure required for photographing the night cities from a great height. The astronauts began to make high-quality images only after a homemade tracking system was installed at the station, it is analogous to watch movements, which are installed on the telescope.

Bright road leads to the airport "Minsk-2" (right).

Photo taken from the site tut.by. Photos of the other night cities (Paris, Moscow, Rome, Kiev ...) you can see here.

Friday, 4 October 2013

A kind teacher

This wonderful animation I received this as a gift from an online friend from another country. After watching it I posted here because the card is very touching and sweet. My message is to all the readers of my blog.


I congratulate all the readers of the upcoming holiday, Teacher's Day! Let all the teachers in your life will be as good. respectful and kind.

Welcome to "Belarus facts"!!!

I invite you to an interesting site about Belarus - Belarus facts. The site is available in seven languages​​: Russian, English, Arabic, French, German, Polish and Italian. You can learn a lot about my country, to see the magnificent videos, you will learn about the nature and culture of my country. Individual countries are devoted to tourism.

And, of course, you will be informed of all the news about the upcoming World Hockey Championship. It will be held in Belarus in May 2014.

Welcome to the site!


Saturday, 28 September 2013

Chefs in Zhlobin baked superdranik

"Dozhinki" are celebrating in Zhlobin now. Especially for the holiday cook baked superdranik for 900 servings.

He prepared during the day. 70 pounds of potatoes, 80 eggs, a few pounds of flour - all for the sake of a large dranik.

Everyone could try a culinary masterpiece and tasters - the usual audience - have been appreciated superdranik.

All the photos were taken brom tut.by

Festival of Crafts in Slutsk

September 21 and 22, Sluck welcomed the guests from all over the Minsk region. Festival of Crafts "Slutsky belt" was held in the city in these days.

I invite you to plunge into the holiday atmosphere that prevailed in Slutsk. 
All the photos were taken from NashaNiva.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

The song "Polka of Belarus"

This song is very popular in my country. Singers perform it at numerous concerts, folk groups love to sing it, too. I know the history of the writing of this song. 

The author told me that at 1 January 1993 he "heard"  the first lines of the song in his head. Just 10 minutes - and he wrote a poem. Then the poet called the composer (Igor Luchenok), and read the poem on the phone. Melody came about half an hour. In the evening of the same day a poet sent the song to his mother as New Year greetings.

The song wasn't performed for 10 months, the first time it has been sung by the ensemble "Syabry" in the United States. Now the "Polka" is the hallmark of this band.


Saturday, 21 September 2013

Minsk: bird's-eye view 2

This summer I was in the National Library and climbed to the observation deck. It is situated at a height of 22 floors and offers views of the Minsk. I took a few pictures of the Belarusian capital. You can see them in this post.

Welcome to my new website!

Honestly, it's not my site - I received it as a gift from my student. She decided to thank me and created a website for our school club. My student said that it was her second attempt to create a website: the first time she went to a paid resource and demanded money from her on the third day. Then she created a second version of the site on (she checked!) a free resource. Yesterday, she told me about it and transferred the rights to the site.

Now I have new problem))))

If you want to see on this site, I invite you to follow me at this address: http://zhs.ucoz.ru/
This picture will help you understand if you strayed from the path)))

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Sauka and Gryshka - children Belarusian folk song

Almost everyone knows this song in Belarus. Children sing it in kindergartens and schools. 

The song tells: Sauka and Grishka did tune began to play. All the people cheered, everyone began to dance. But the old grandfather was angry at the musicians (their loud music scared little boy - the old man's grandson), and drove them out of the house.

I highly recommend you watch this video. The song is very fun and playful, and I'm sure you will like it))

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

The modern teacher

Today I found a very remarkable picture, which clearly shows the modern teacher. And I laughed: in Belarus and abroad - all may be tha same...

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Minsk: bird's-eye view

I found on the internet gorgeous pictures of Minsk. They are made from the roofs of the highest buildings in the city. I invite you on an unusual tour of the capital of Belarus.
All pictures taken from the site interfax.by


Friday, 13 September 2013

Good news!!

Congratulate me! I sang my cherished dream - I bought a laptop. My computer does not work from the beginning of May and all of the latest messages I typed in public comps. They worked very slowly, photos are not loaded, I was angry ...(((

But now, I hope all my problems are gone!

Since previous post (about the dulcimer), I used a new laptop. It works great and I am very pleased. And here is how it looks...



I hope that now I will be more likely to write a blog)) Now I have even more opportunities to socialize.

Postscript. When I typed this message, my younger brother called. He said that he repair  my computer. Now I have a computer and a laptop!! I am very happy!

Belarusian folk song "Perapelachka" ( "The Quail")

This video was shot in 2003 in Brest. Girl playing Belarusian folk song. Musical instrument called a dulcimer. First girl plucks the strings hands, then plays a special mallets. These mallets are made of wood, they are fitted on top of a soft felt. When you hit the strings, the sound is clear and sonorous. 

By the way, I graduated from music school and know how to play this instrument. I also participated in various competitions and concerts, but we did not have a camera so I can not show you my performances.

I invite you to dive into the atmosphere of the Belarusian national music. You can hear the unmistakable sound of cymbals and learn a little more about the culture of my country....

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Tour to Kobrin Museum of Military History. Part 1

I was able to get pictures from my camera. However, I lost the battery from it (((I'm so unlucky this year, I feel like crying (((

So, here's how to look the two buildings of the museum. A large red building in the background - is the main building of the museum, in it you can see the exhibition "700 years of the history of the city." A small building in the foreground - a house-museum of Alexander Suvorov.


Timelapse Vitebsk (winter)

This video will show you the wonderful winter Vitebsk. I hope you enjoy this magnificent city of Belarus.

Timelapse Vitebsk (summer)

I invite you to the northern capital of Belarus - the city of Vitebsk. He is best known for the famous festival "Slavic Bazaar". Today you can watch the video and see the beauty of this ancient Belarusian city.

Welcome to Vitebsk!


Sunday, 25 August 2013

Kobryn Military History Museum named after A. Suvorov

In Kobryn museum occupies two buildings. In a small house, you can get acquainted with the life and work of the famous Russian commander Suvorov. Why is this museum appeared in Kobryn? The Russian empress Catherine the Great gave Kobryn to commander for the fact that he suppressed the revolt of Tadeusz Kosciuszko. This is a dubious achievement, but in Soviet times Suvorov Museum enjoyed a lot of attention. Now the exposure in a small building tells the story of Kosciuszko's revolt and about life of Suvorov in my town.

Today I was in a large building of the museum. The exhibition introduces visitors to the seven centuries of history of the city. I visited the two floors of the museum. looked a collection of weapons. I took over 200 pictures and wanted to share them with you. But when I took a public computer, a nasty surprise waiting for me. The virus has blocked all my shots and I could not put them into the network. I am very upset because I was deprived of the opportunity to "cure" the stick. (((