Belarus singles dating

07 Oct

Towheaded and beautiful, with doll-like features and a dancer’s body, she receives glances — even in Soho, land of the models.

In a soft, lilting voice, she shares her frustration: now that she is older and wiser, and her definition of a “good catch” has evolved from someone like Richard Gere in “Pretty Woman” to someone more like Paul Reiser on “Mad About You,” Olga cannot find the man she claims she longs for: educated and established, “kind like my ex- husband,” with whom she can have a family.

Professor Mikalai Yalenski, deputy head of methodology at the national institute for education, can’t understand the fuss about the state’s supposedly anti-Belarusian language policies.

‘If someone wants their children to be taught in Belarusian, then that’s the language they’ll be taught in.’ According to Yalenski it can sometimes happen that the desired language isn’t available at the nearest school.

Officially it is up to parents whether their child goes to a Belarusian-speaking or a Russian-speaking class or school.

In principle they can choose freely between the two state languages.

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