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Monthly Archives: March 2014

Is Belarus Russia’s next target?

Proximity of Belarus to Russia

Will Russia invade Belarus next?

Now that Russia has effectively annexed The Crimea away from the Ukraine, we can start thinking about what country will be next. Vladimir Putin has stated on a number of occasions that he will take care of Russians no matter where they are found. Belarus has one of the largest Russian populations outside of Russia. Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko is a hard line ruler of this small nation and has already expressed that what happened in the Ukraine will not be happening in Belarus.

Aleksandr harbors Russian sympathies, so things could go either way. Russia may move to bring Belarus under it’s wing, under the pretext of defending Belarus from outside/Western European influence or it could leaves things be. As Russia may feel that Regime in Belarus is strong enough to hold it’s own against outside influence.

Either way it will be a very tense time in Belarus over the next few weeks and months.

Map of European Undersea High Speed Cables

Europe's Underwater Optical Cable map

If you are a map buff like we are at Map of Europe dot com, then you should geta buzz out of Telegeography.com‘s latest research. They have put together some great maps of all of the planet’s high speed underwater telephony and data cables. We are showing you Europe’s here but they have many more and even have put together a great interactive website that shows the planet and how it is connected. We recommend you have a look at submarinecablemap.com

Ukraine, Crimea and Russia how close are they?

Distances between Ukraine, Crimea and Russia

With the possible conflict between Russia and The Ukraine over the Crimean peninsula. Map of Europe has decided to put up a large map of the region. so that you can get some sense of how close these nations are to each other.

If you feel there are some other maps that would be beneficial in explaining how these countries relate. Please do not hesitate to contact us. We are only to happy to help.