When troops don’t have access to cable TV
Quick quiz: the chief entertainment for Belarussian soldiers is…
a) Surfing the Internet for amusing Belarussian sites
b) Checking out Baywatch reruns on cable tv in the barracks
c) Smashing flaming blocks of concrete with their heads
Unfortunately, c) appears to be the correct answer, which explains why if you’re watching a multinational military operation, the Belarussian soldiers will be the ones with no facial hair, a dazed look on their faces, and the faint aroma of charcoal starter.
A soldier of the Belarussian Ministry of Internal Affairs smashes blocks of concrete with his head at the Milex-2007 arms and military equipment exhibition in Minsk May 22, 2007. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko