Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Is a 3 night reconnaissance trip to Sarlat worth it?
  2. 2 Buying tablecloth in Paris for wedding gift?
  3. 3 Excess insurance
  4. 4 Rome/Bologna Itinerary
  5. 5 Rhine River
  6. 6 Help plan the route/transport options around Spain
  7. 7 Help wanted! Ideas for Europe by wheelchair (or boat!)
  8. 8 London: Battle of the badges
  9. 9 Arcachon Bassin--best area to stay
  10. 10 T Mobile Extends High Speed Data
  11. 11 Trip Report Puglia, and a touch of Rome
  12. 12 Two weeks in Baden-Württemberg
  13. 13 Flying into Dublin have 10 days to explore Europe
  14. 14 Trip Report In Search of Montalbano - the ups and downs of 10 days in Eastern Sicily
  15. 15 Munich hotel near the Christmas Village late November
  16. 16 Day trips from Marseilles
  17. 17 Provence and/or Sicily in June?
  18. 18 Airfare from Los Angeles to London Heathrow on Air New Zealand
  19. 19 Best Sequence for Venice>Vernazza>Florence/Sorrento ?
  20. 20 Ireland Itinerary: Too Much Driving?
  21. 21 Croatia in 7 days
  22. 22 Trip Report RHK's Fall escape
  23. 23 Need help in travel planning
  24. 24 Where in Tuscany to base ourselves for a week?
  25. 25 Wengen vs Grindelwald
View next 25 » Back to the top

Ominous Sign of Things to Come

Jump to last reply

With Russia seemingly sliding backwards into autocracy akin to a dictatorship, there was a recent ominous sign from Belarus.

Lukashenko dedicated a statue and memorial complex to Felix Edmundovich Dzerzhinsky, the founder of the infamous Cheka under Lenin. In his dedication speech, Lukashenko described Dzerzhinsky as a great man.

I could not help but remember that Dzershinsky's statue in Moscow was one of the first to be pulled down in 1991. As I recall the mob got Beria's edifice first, but whose counting?

At any rate, some of you who have been recently to Belarus might comment on conditions there. Of course, a tourist might be shielded from the corruption and
atrocities of a totalitarian government in an effort to put a positive spin on outward apperances.

Having been directly involved in the Cold War, reports like that ring my internal warning bells.

It is more than coincidence that the Belarus secret police is called the KGB. There are definite signs that ex KGB officer Putin and Lukashenko are forming an alliance to the extent that Belarus stands in relationship to Russia as Britain stands to the US.

And those guys still have missiles and nuclear warheads!

Any comments?

11 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement