Friday, 31 May 2013

Chernobyl's 2nd fallout. Part 3\5

Some villages manage to live with the radioactive contamination level present and the normal social live continues. The film shows the fest „Desyatukha" in a newly created Russian Orthodox Church in Stolbun as well as the fest „Kupalya" in the village of Svetilovichi.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Alyona Lanskaya in the Eurovision Song Contest

The first semi-final of Eurovision 2013 was held yesterday. I watched it until the end of what is written in a previous post.

Today I invite you to watch the video - a fragment of the semi-final.
Splash screen for the song was filmed in early spring, so you'll see snow. The shooting was in Minsk, the Belarusian beauty of nature but you will not see, because the video is focused on the singer. I guess that's right.

Watch the performance of Alyona Lanskaya and 18 May in the final vote for Belarus!

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Hurrah! Belarus in the final!

My emotions are going wild! We'll meet on Saturday, May 18, in the final of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest!

Sunday, 12 May 2013

2013 Eurovision Song Contest (Song from Belarus)

I suggest you watch the official music video song "Solayoh". Alyona Lanskaya sing it in the first semi-final of Eurovision 2013.

Only 6 days left until the start of the show. I think that you have time to watch the video and make your choice. I can not vote for this song, of course. So I suggest you to vote for this track. ))) And let fortune favors Belarus!

Postscript. If I can not vote for Belarus, I will vote for Norway!

Chernobyl's 2nd fallout. Part 2\5

Sheika, a village nearby also shows a high dose rate. Even though the sign "Sheika" still exists, Belarus officials insist that this village doesn't exist on the map. Here, people live without electricity, telephone and water.

Tulips in the Gomel park

Tulips from Holland grow in the park each year. And the townspeople come to look at them. In the middle of the park (near the main entrance) crowded with people. They filmed large beds of flowers.

My brother and I also admired the bright floral colors. Unfortunately, my camera was left at home and we photographed the camera phone. But this was the only unpleasant fact that little has reduced our mood.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Chernobyl's 2nd fallout. Part 1\5

This documentary film  by NageldingerFilm sketches the socioeconomic conditions of the people in some villages located in the Gomel-Vetka region in Belarus. This area had been contaminated during the accident of the nuclear power plant in Chernobyl, located in the Ukraine. Some people believe that an artificial rainfall had contaminated the Gomel-Vetka region, which is located 150 km northwest of Chernobyl. Russian government officials had conducted this in order to prevent a contamination of Moscow, wherein more than 10 million people live.

Today, the Gomel-Vetka region is still highly radioactively contaminated. Some villages are abandoned. However, other villages maintain a proper social live and conduct agriculture. Even though Russian officials knew the level of contamination, since they conducted measurements after the rainfall took place, measures of evacuation had been introduced only 5 years after the Chernobyl accident.

The film is delivered on YouTube in 5 parts:
The film starts with the school in Sivinka. „Sivinka, we will return", which is also the title of this film, had been painted by the school children on the wall at the time, evacuation took place. This school in Sivinka had been evacuated only 5 years after the Chernobyl accident. Today, the school nearly disappeared since the building material is recycled for new projects. People in the surrounding area don't have sufficient funds in order to pay for new construction material.

The film continues with the introduction of an older couple, which lives together with few left over neighbors in a village called Bartholomejevka. They don't understand why their other neighbors left their community. Beside a dose rate, which is 10-20 times higher than the ordinary dose rate, the couple manages their own little garden with potatoes, beetroot and cabbage.

Friday, 3 May 2013

Lenin Belarus?

A week ago, I found a very interesting site. It is dedicated to the monuments of Belarus. This is no ordinary website. Photos of Lenin monuments are placed on it.  

I found that about 70% of the monuments in Belarus are devoted to the "leader of the world proletariat." I agree with this figure: in fact, Lenin monuments are in many streets and squares of Belarusian cities. In every town or village there is Lenin  street or Lenin Square. And every square is a monument to Lenin.

By the way, the guys from the site found 18 (!) Lenin monuments in Gomel.