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New Europe - where is Belarus?! by paval on 13 December 2007 4:19pm
 
It seems that Belarus is the only EE country omitted from Michael Palin'a itenary.

Was Mr Palin not welcome there? Or did he conclude that the place was not worth visiting?

Paval

Minsk-London
 
Re: New Europe - where is Belarus?! by Blairhoyle on 14 December 2007 3:23pm
 
this was discussed at the time of the programme.

http://www.palinstravels.co.uk/static-51?topic=10828&;forum=11
 
Re: New Europe - where is Belarus?! by paval on 14 December 2007 7:38pm
 
Thanks. An entertaining discussion (e.g. weak identity and stuff) but does not answer my question.

MP even went to Russia (Kaliningrad) and Turkey - which with all due respect are no more "New European" than Belarus.

I doubt he was denied entry - hence my genuine curiosity.

Paval
Minsk - London

 
Re: New Europe - where is Belarus?! by kisch on 14 December 2007 9:15pm
 
Right. I'm transcripting here the part of his recent interview on Dutch TV (or was it a website ?...) :
"... we didn't go to Belarus either, I think we felt it was just too much. We did sort of visit Kaliningrad which is part of Russia, and the Baltics and we did go to Transdniestr (Pridnestrovskaya Respublica - kisch) which is sort of Russian breakaway republic in Moldova, <...>, but we had 20 countries, we've done Russia as well and it would have been impossible to have done another 6 hours..."
This is the only thing I can found mentioning why no Belarus.
 
Re: New Europe - where is Belarus?! by paval on 17 December 2007 2:00am
 
thanks kisch.

it seems my poor Belarus never tops priority lists ;-(
Maybe next time when MP is in the region...

Paval
Minsk-London
 



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