A visit to Belarus
During the spring of 2007, Ole Munk redesigned the Belarusian business paper Belorusy i Rynok. This project provided us with an opportunity to visit the country and, among other things, experience the huge contrast between urban and rural parts of Europeâ€™s last dictatorship (we hope).
The top photo shows the view from our hotel room in the centre of the capital, Minsk. The one below is from a country house in a Belarusian village near the Berezina river – close to the spot, by the way, where general Napoleon suffered one of his gravest defeats in 1812.
We were invited to a magnificent dinner, with lots of â€moonshineâ€ (home-distilled vodka), in the company of the warm, generous, and music-loving inhabitants of the village.