Belarusians and “rainy day”

Belarusians and “rainy day”. How they cope with a crisis.

B for Belarus #18 (2020-4-15) expert talk about Belarus with Vladimir Baranich and Yaroslav Romanchuk

  • Belarusians and “rainy day”. How they cope with the crisis. Is it different from the previous mode of behavior?
  • Facing a crisis a Belarusian will more likely to double the volume of potato planted rather than take civic actions and demand the change of the government.
  • Belarusian official statistics uses its own methodology on many issues including unemployment. Why the official unemployment number of 0.3% is a gross fake.
  • Why do Belarusians ignore psychological aid from professionals preferring alcohol and escapism?
  • The crisis generates more anger, envy and desire for sponging rather than solidarity, civic activism and responsible cooperation.

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About the participants
  • Vladimir Baranich is a country consultant and media analyst – aka Lad Bar (the founder of the ExpAt.by).
  • Yaroslav Romanchuk currently works as the President of the Scientific Research Mises Center.

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