Thursday, December 07, 2006

Letter from America...

Hi Adam.

Today, I read an email about you and visited your blog, and even though I have not read every chapter of your experience in Poland, I did read the overview and most sorry you had to go through such an ordeal and at such a cost to your life. You are obviously one who stands up against corruption, and I wish I had your courage.

I hope you get your much deserved vindication and get the trust and respect back that was lost due to your ordeal.

What interests me the most is your life in Belarus. My wife and I have been to Minsk in 2005 and 2006. The last visit was more of an eye opener than the first. The first time, 2005, all I saw was pretty Russian women, youngsters with flash cars, mobile phones etc, and so wondered what all the fuss was about.

In 2006, we saw more of the poverty and met someone, and x-soviet submariner, who lives just the same sort of life as you do. Wife works, he works on a farm, and runs a small piece of land himself just to make ends meet. But what I saw most importantly, all the families we met, were far closer, far warmer than families where we live. I could go on about Belarus and the people, but, my wife, Jenny, first fell in love with the children when they came to our island (Guernsey UK) and so wanted to visit them in 2005. We both fell in love with Belarus and one day want to return for a longer period of time. We have a few friends in Minsk, one of which we are in contact with a lot. I'm trying to learn Russian, but it's a hard going venture.

My view is, Belarus and the people of Belarus are beautiful and we cannot get enough.

I built a small website about our visit, but kept it very simple:

One day, when we return, we could meet.

Kindest regards & God bless,