National Character. How Did We Become Who We Are?

There’s one thing Belarusians of today do regularly: rolling their eyes and quietly despising the questioner, they explain that Belarus is not Russia. Nor it’s any of the other neighbourhood nations. Why? Because people are different here. You feel that when you cross the border, when you meet a Belarusian in a foreign land, when you watch them debate and express their feelings. This is a national character: it’s visible and relatively stable because it changes slower than the outside world. 1. Peace as the highest value People are often defined by the values they hold. Belarusians of the twenty-first-century … Continue reading National Character. How Did We Become Who We Are?