What is the city where the mayor - not a thief
• What is the city where the mayor - not a thief
What do you think, which made this picture and that of building on it? Say, any board or residence somewhere in Europe? Nothing like this. This is an ordinary school in an ordinary district center with 18 thousand inhabitants. In Belarus. The country, which many call the impoverished and dictatorial. And deep, in question, - it is not even a suburb of Minsk, is a deep province: from here to 160 kilometers of the capital.
And the neat school with lawns and waterfront - not the only thing that catches the eye in this town.
Cleanliness, order, no zabroshek and unfinished everywhere all painted, the lawns are well maintained, the streets of the markup, no garbage cans and dirty entrances, everywhere a sea of flowers and children ....
Walking through the deep, I made for myself a very definite conclusion - this is the coolest country town that I have seen in the former USSR.
Deep - a district center in the Vitebsk region in which lives a little less than 20 thousand people.
The city is located on the old Smolensk road between Vilnius and Polotsk and dates back to 1414.
Once upon a time it belonged to two wealthy families - Korsakov and Zenovich that divided the city roughly in half. Within the city, there are 5 lakes, one of which, deep, and gave the name of the city
The traditional urban development for this region - one-and two-storey houses. Those that are older - wooden, modern - made of bricks. Deep In many wooden houses, which 50 years or more, but abandoned and crumbling, you almost never see.
Some streets, especially at the entrance from the Polotsk built up entirely old wooden houses.
plate from the Soviet Union.
But the most striking in these old streets - streets themselves. Roadway without a single hole, or even a patch, a pedestrian part is covered with paving tiles, in many places, planted flowers, at a bus stop schedule of buses.
Many of the buildings, of course, come from the USSR and look quite archaic. That's just they do not look like it usually happens in Russia or Ukraine, shabby, sad and worthless.
They are careful, painted around the flowers and manicured lawns
District Dental Clinic.
The House of Culture
It is the ashtray near the house of culture
Wrought Iron sculpture in the same place, near the house of culture
City department store. I remember this building 12 years ago. Then it was a dull gray, Soviet concrete box.
At that point which is considered the center of the city, you can find a pointer of distances and directions. 162 to Minsk, to Moscow - 751.
These signs can be found on the walls of some houses
At each step it is clear that the city engaged
Once upon a time this place was a wasteland. Who broke the square, friendly area, parking, a promenade along the lake with gazebos and languid positions.
On the edge of the parking there is even a small tractor in the open-air museum.
The sculpture "Fisherman romantic" on the former wasteland
Next to him, even cherished cat
A place for a romantic rendezvous on the waterfront. In the afternoon it was chosen by the fishermen with the cats, at night - young couple
Pavilion on the lake. Here, too, it was a wasteland.
In several places the city has equipped a large playground
The same school, which started this post
On the outskirts of the city are building entire neighborhoods of new housing.
In the regional center with a population of 20,000 !! People do not leave here en masse to the capital. There is work in full force working meat-packing plant, dairy, which makes the world's best condensed milk ..
In the Deep, there are two well-known cathedral - a cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
On the contrary it - the Church of the Holy Trinity
On the square between the church and the church - a blooming park with a monument to the book ...
... and alley famous people who were born in the Deep. One of them is known to the whole world - this aircraft designer Pavel Sukhoi
In honor of him at the entrance to the city from Minsk is one of the combat aircraft Sukhoi set
And Deep called the capital of cherries).
I do not know why, but there were always a lot of cherry trees in private households. Ever since childhood, I remember, in the summer the market is traded buckets cherries.
Not so long ago in the heart of even established a monument cherry.
A reminder of cherry can be seen in other places
As elsewhere, there are a deep and fun things. For example, this hybrid mushroom)
or movie posters in the USSR - hand drawn ink on the boards.
Ticket prices are not just a democratic ... They are amazingly low. "City of Heroes" about 40 Russian rubles, and "Jurassic World" and does little more than 20 rubles
It is not surprising that in such a clean and well-kept city and the children look happy and cheerful.
Now, actually, about the mayor.
At every step, it is clear that the authorities are engaged in the city following its purity and develop. Naturally, a similar picture in theory we could observe in any city of our vast country, in any village or district center. But we do not observe.
Why? A rhetorical question and the answer is, everyone can find for himself.
I asked the locals where the local mayor lives and what he drives.
The answers were as follows. The mayor has no mansion with three-meter fence and other required attributes of modern powers. Oleg Morhat lives in a private house for two families as there are many other lives glubochan. Car he has two - UAZ Patriot, in which the mayor is leaving for the field, and the Mitsubishi Outlander. They say that before went well on the official Toyota Camry, but lately it is not visible.
Maybe the answer to the question "why the city is clean and well maintained" it is very simple? Maybe the whole thing is only that the authorities engaged in the direct duties, and not to fatten the pockets? Personally, I think that all is indeed the case in the Deep ...