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Union or divorce

In freedom, history, people, politics, relationship on December 2, 2013 at 20:48

Whatever the outcome, it is a sad picture when a country splits apart. On the emotional level, I am happy for Germany, reunited. I am happy that more countries join EU, even if there are some troubles and worries. I am happy for Switzerland which keeps its national unity even if its people speak different languages. It feels like a wedding or a long happy marriage. I am not so happy for Yugoslavia or Russia/Belarus/Ukraine, where most people spoke very similar languages, had similar history but they failed to stay together. Divorce is always a failure – even a civilized one (as long as we treat life long marriage as a positive thing).

When a country splits there are family, friend and business connections torn apart. Customs and visas may creep in, different laws, currencies, different holidays. There often a nasty stench of aggressive nationalism involved.

I think more personal and regional independence but more national (but not ethnically nationalist) unity is the step forward – not multiplying governments, boundaries, checkpoints, and bureaucracy.

In Uncategorized on September 9, 2012 at 16:40

#horses … #field #farmland #grazing #pasture #equine #grass #green #soft_tones #England #Britain #animals #countryside #country #лошади #поле #linandara_animals #linandara_retro #all_shots (Taken with Instagram)

In Uncategorized on September 6, 2012 at 05:45

” #beauty is in the heart of the beholder” (H.G. Wells)… #sunset #barley #field #golden #ears #harvest #countryside #beautiful #Russia #country #farmland #sun #evening #goldenhour #spikes #crop #linandara_sunset #linandara_russia #linandara_plants #поле #закат #урожай #all_shots #bestoftheday #soft_tones #sunset_madness (Taken with Instagram)

In Uncategorized on August 26, 2012 at 14:51

a #summer to remember… #road #invitingroads #countryside #country #Norfolk #Britain #trees #kids #green #tunnel #tracks #converging #walking #walk #nature #naturelovers #linandara_trees #linandara_people #дорога #дети #NorthWalsham (Taken with Instagram)

In Uncategorized on August 24, 2012 at 10:18

a #path between two #fields in #Llanfair #NorthWales #latergram #green #walls #rock #rocks #stone #stonewall #grass #nofilter #countryside #rural #country #farmland #road #invitingroads #lush #nettles #pastures #drystone #all_shots #поля #пастбища (Taken with Instagram)

In Uncategorized on August 23, 2012 at 06:59

a #village in #Russia … #latergram #summer #rural #buildings #architecture #traditional #electricity #telegraph #cables #road #countryside #country #green #yellow #деревня #Марьино #Подмосковье #linandara_built #linandara_russia (Taken with Instagram)

In Uncategorized on August 21, 2012 at 09:23

more #Russian #barley #fields with #weeds … #latergram #golden #goldenhour #summer #crops #ears #green #grass #trees #beautiful #countryside #country #forest #woods #Russia #linandara_plants #linandara_russia #linandara_vista #поле #колосья #all_shots (Taken with Instagram)

In Uncategorized on August 19, 2012 at 23:36

a #forest #sunset from our #Russian holidays. There may be things I don’t like in #Russia but at least people are free to go to most forests unlike in Britain where one has to follow a “public footpath” within most of #countryside … #trees #birch #birchtrees #woods #hazelnut #bushes #evening #lastlight #chaisinglight #summer #country #peaceful #serene #лес #закат #Подмосковье #nature #nature_seekers #naturelovers #all_shots #linandara_trees #linandara_sunset (Taken with Instagram)

In Uncategorized on August 18, 2012 at 22:31

a couple of weeks ago… #countryside #road #country #Russia #dirtroad #fields #crops #cycling #bike #summerpleasures #summer #trees #поля #дорога #Подмосковье #all_shots #beautiful (Taken with Instagram)

In Uncategorized on August 9, 2012 at 07:49

I love #Russian #country #road s… #kids #cycling #summerpleasures #summer #goldenhour #nofilter #field #countryside #tracks #birch #trees #invitingroads #all_shots #mykids #riding #linandara_russia #linandara_vista #beautiful #peaceful #дорога #вечер #Подмосковье #all_shots #holidays #twins (Taken with Instagram)

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