Belarus: a pensioner's paradise

  • 1999-03-25
  • Rokas M. Tracevskis
Some old Lithuanians are becoming "New Belarusians," and they're suddenly living the good life."Want to live as a multimillionaire, go to Belarus," advised Lithuanian pensioner Viktor. Every year, Viktor rents out his Lithuanian flat for 400 litas ($100) a month and goes to live in Oshmiany, Belarus. He stays in this Belarussian paradise for several months. Viktor is able to live it up thanks to the visa-free regime agreement for pensioners of Lithuania and Belarus.While in Belarus, Viktor receives his average Lithuanian pension of $100 monthly. "I rent a one room flat in Oshmiany. It costs...
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