Belarus

Its like Russia without the communist influences.

The Basics

Location: Eastern Europe, east of Poland.

Weather: Cool, humid winters and warm summers.

Climate Type: Continental and Maritime.

2 Physical Features: Generally flat with lots of marshlands.

Taboos

Setting the table with food is a womans job and it is an embarrassement to the man if he does so.

In the matchmaking proccess the suitor will show up with vodka for the matchmaking meal(s) and the womans parents will provide the food.

Children under the age of 14 will be taken care of by women, not men.

Subcultures

Two subcultures of Belarus include Russians and Polish.

Evidence of Culture Change

Many Primary and Secondary schools have now switched to instruction in Belarusian versus Russian and even places of higher education have made this change as well.