Photo Album: The reason why polandgallery has been inactive for the past 2 weeks is that I was in Kyiv, Ukraine to support Poland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017! :) Here are some photos that I took during the past two weeks in Kyiv.
Okay….. I am tired of seeing one-dimensional characterizations of Belarus and I know that happens with all characters to some extent, but it is particularly bad with her. So here are some cool facts I found about Belarus that make her a more round character:
-she is really into the occult and is a great fortune teller
-she can see ghosts but Latvia says she’s so intimidating even ghosts would avoid her
-she may or may not speak Polish
-she zones out all the time. Her mind will just go blank and she’ll stare at something (like her bow) for hours on end. One time she watched white noise on tv for three hours. Occasionally she’ll have a jolt realization that the day has ended and night came without her noticing
-she is very strong, both physically and of heart and will, though the latter only shines through in negative ways
-she’s “extremely vulgar” in the calmest, most casual tone of voice
-she’s been into rock music lately
-she’s a good acrobat. Her gymnasium is her pride
-America took her in after the Soviet Union collapsed and she thought only bad things came from associating with Russia
-Russia values her opinion and /they can get along peacefully/. Belarus is pretty attached to Ukraine. Ukraine worries about her
-she has an EXTREMELY negative view of humans
-she thinks philosophically about death, specifically her own, a lot. Since she knows she will die eventually, she tries to appreciate the moment
-she loves her traditional clothing
-she is perpetually annoyed by American ghosts, who apparently don’t even bother hiding, like a normal ghost would
-she prank calls Lithuania. And you know that thing where someone calls you and doesn’t say anything, they just breathe into the phone? She does that to Poland
-when she lived with America she completely sapped that guy of all his endless energy; she made him so tired he started trying to get rid of her
Rusyn (русиньска бесїда or русиньскый язык), or Carpatho-Rusyn, is an Eastern Slavic language spoken by the Rusyn people from the region of Central and Eastern Euope administratedly divided in the Transcarpathian Region (Ukraine), northeastern Slovakia, Vojvodina (Serbia), southeastern Poland, Hungary, and northern Maramureș (Romania).
i don’t trust y’all to say anything about eastern european politics on here bc i saw a post about how russia is not seen as europe/equal to the rest of europe by other european countries due to xenophobia (which is definitely true in a lot of cases, especially in western euro countries) but then the post listed countries like poland and ukraine, countries that russia has actually invaded, as offenders when it comes to these “xenophobic” beliefs and i lost all hope in this website
Can we just talk about Wet Monday? Apparently, only Slavic celebrate it, so I’ll explain that basically we all splash water on each other. It’s a very old tradition and has its meaning. And I just wanted to share my thoughts with you on that topic.
Please, just imagine Poland, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Slovakia and Czech celebrating it. They have their own castles that they built out of literally everything and they get very competitive. In the end, they are all wet but with big grins on their faces, not caring whether they won or lost.