Belarusian pensioners fight for survival

  • 1998-12-03
  • Rokas M. Tracevskis
VILNIUS - Belarusians who can manage it come to Vilnius often, dubbed "America" because it is the closest approximation of life in the Western world. However, most who come to the Lithuanian capital do so with more practical and immediate goals: to make a living hawking goods. Vilniusites simply could not imagine Hale Market, near the railway and bus stations, without Belarusian traders.The neighboring country's babushkas, most with grey, woollen wraps around their heads, sell a variety of goods. Men sometimes sell alongside the women.Although the markets are much frequented, this Belarusia...
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