Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Thie Week's NATIONAL ETIQUETTE AWARD goes to...Belarus!

Belarus Page in Wikipedia

World Factbook: Belarus

WWW Belarus

The Virtual Guide to Belarus

I hereby grant the National Etiquette Award to Belarus, because it is the custom in that country to remove shoes when entering homes.

Informed readers will realise that my choice of Belarus was inspired by this weekend's election.

It is a great disappointment that president Lukashenko has been re-elected into office with a landslide majority. It is higly likely that the result was rigged. Though there are demonstrations against the result and the opposition leader has refused to recognise it, there does not seem to be the energy of the Orange Revolution that occurred in Ukraine just yet.

Lukashenko is arguably the last dictator of Europe. He has domminated the country and prevented democracy for years. Soviet totalitarianism is alive and well in Belarus.

13 comments:

Redeemed said...

Woohooo for Belarus.

I just read that news this morning in the Montreal Gazette!

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Thanks for visiting, Sarah.

I hope you find these country posts interesting.

God Bless

Matthew

Carey said...

I find them quite interesting.

Redeemed said...

I really do. I love learning about different countries.

It's a really good idea to hand out these weekly awards.

P.S. I always bring my slippers when visiting!

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Thanks, people.

Well done, Sarah. So far my blogs are still very clean.

God Bless

Matthew

Redeemed said...

Matthew, your blogs are clean, yes, but also very encouraging and fun to visit.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

They will stay clean as long as people are polite enougth to remove their shoes.

God Bless

Matthew

Carey said...

Ooops... I am wearing muddy boots. Just kidding. ;-)

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

I should hope so.

Carey said...

But I have worn dirty shoes when visiting your blog. ;-)

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

You uncouth person!

Carey said...

Of all the cheek! *chuckle*

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Ha!