Posts tagged as countryside

Is life better in Lithuanian countryside?

Monday, August 31, 2020

Is ditching an expensive apartment in Vilnius and heading for the countryside worth it? It may depend on how you measure your life quality. Eight years ago, Snieguolė and Remigijus Žižiai decided to move from Vilnius to Druskininkai, a town in the south of Lithuania with the population of 12,000. The family says living in a smaller town saves a lot of time because of shorter commutes. Remigijus has calculated…

Belarusian President encouraged citizens

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Monday encouraged citizens to work in the countryside and drive tractors as a way to overcome the  coronavirus   pandemic. The former collective farm director, who likes to emphasise his connection to the land and rural residents, told officials at a televised meeting that “there shouldn’t be any panic” over the virus. “You just have to work, especially now, in a village”, he said as…