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Date Joined: January 6, 2009
Last Online: October 25, 2015
Birthday: May 29, 1983
Country: Belarus
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About Me

32 years old, married. Have a lovely daughter Alesia born March 8th, 2011.

I'm a doctor, work in the Emergency Hospital

My hobbies are: shopping (am i a girl?), driving, video games (especially RPGs), belly dancing, seeing different countries. The latest hobby is scuba diving. I love flowers, cats, smart gadgets. I'm really crazy about postage stamps, i have a great collection of stamps i received with letters and cards. And i spend a LOT of time surfing the web.

Favorite Crafts

Most of all I like everything connected with paper - origami, collages, quilling, decoupage. I like making greeting cards and special gift boxes.

I'm also good at sewing.


  1. Belarussian post seems to work slower than the European or American post. It sometimes takes my cards a month or more to reach the overseas destinations. Please be patient with me.

  2. I'm crazy about stamps. So please use real stamps when you send something to me. And the easiest way to get a heart from me is to send some used or mint stamps in your envelope.

  3. I ALWAYS send out my swaps. But our mail works unpredictable sometimes. So if you did not receive something from me, please PM me and i'll resend my swap.

What I like (kind of wishlist)

  • Postcards. I always prefer them in envelope. Even if the swap requirements say the postcard should go naked, I'd like it in envelope if it is ok for you. Here are my favourite kinds of postcards:

    • world's famous buildings, towers and skyscrapers,
    • Animals, especially native to your country, and cats.
    • UNESCO world heritage sites,
    • Buddhist and Hindu temples,
    • underwater views, diving sites,
    • everything about medicine,
    • lighthouses,
    • airports, airplanes, airlines (including airlines ad cards),
    • Totoro (my favourite anime character) or other studio Ghibli cartoons,
    • Gruffalo,
    • Bellydance, Ballet, other dances and dancers,
    • Kaj Stenvall, Inge Look,
    • Cicely Mary Barker's flower fairies,
    • Ad cards from Bulgaria,
    • cards that can make me smile.
  • Seasonal greeting cards: Christmas, New Year, Valentine's Day, etc.I love greeting cards for your local holidays and holidays we don't celebrate here in Belarus (Hanukah, Diwali, Chinese New Year, Thanksgiving day, etc.)

  • Stamps, both mint and used
  • First Day covers and Maxicards make me absolutely happy. I adore them!
  • Anything related to my favourite countries: Malaysia, Singapore and Sri Lanka.
  • Anything related to Miyazaki's anime
  • Hindu gods, especially Ganesh
  • Nice stationery, small post-it paper, small memo paper
  • Address labels with my current address (i have problems with my printer)
  • Tea
  • Lighthouses
  • ATC
  • Vintage
  • Beautiful envelopes
  • Colorful paper napkins (I use them for decoupage)
  • Kids staff for my daughter (suitable for her age of course)
  • Cosmetics, perfumes and make-up free samples and mini-sized items

What I don't like

There are no things I really dislike. I'll try to name some things I'm not really into:

  • Patriotic things
  • Celebrities
  • Anything related to smoking

I don't drink coffee and hot chocolate.


hispanka77 rated for Tea and surprise on Oct 21, 2015
Comment: Спасибо, Марина, за чаи, сегодня же попробую все! пайетки никогда не лишние, сасибо!
allthingsregency rated for Tea and surprise on Oct 20, 2015
Comment: Thank you! How kind of you to send me extra tea and I love the stamps! I look forward to trying them and I enjoyed your note. :) I wish you a wonderful day.
audrey rated for 15 used stamps swap #1 on May 29, 2013
Comment: Thanks. I especially like the shaped stamps. Audrey
MBrunt rated for 10 Used Postage Stamps Swap # 22 on May 25, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful stamps and teabags. Somehow the envelope was open when it arrived? I hope you did not send anything else. Anyway. the tea looks delicious and I see some stamps I do not have yet so I'm really happy :)
Comment: such a neat idea to put on some ephemera - but you can trust me! i love every single card i rec'd and will receive in future! thank you marina! see ya on fb :D
Comment: Thank you for the PC from Belarus Marina. The stamp is gorgeous too! :o)
Comment: Thank you😊
Comment: Thank you!
young46356 rated for 3+ Postage Stamps Postcard #3 on Sep 28, 2012
Comment: thanks, pretty card, pretty stamps
MissiveMaven rated for 3+ Postage Stamps Postcard #2 on Jul 21, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful postcard! I wouldn't have known it was a post office, so I'm glad you told me. The stamps are simply fantastic, love them all!
Whippet rated for Used Postage Stamps:D on Jul 13, 2012
Cadfael57 rated for EUROPA stamp on envelope on Jun 19, 2012
Comment: Nice.... Thank you very much for EXTRA ;-)
IngridRijnen rated for Tea for Three #12 on May 30, 2012
Comment: Dear Marina, good to see you back on swap-bot and.... Congratulations with your baby girl!!! Nice words from you, thanks. Thank you for the great teas, I especially love the Russian one, but they are all new for me. Also many teatags are new for me, so you made my day. Say Hi from Holland to your daughter :-))
Response: Thank you dear for your nice words. I'm glad you liked what i chose for you.
sibila rated for Tea for Three #12 on May 24, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the teas :D
Cadfael57 rated for 30 Non-US Used Postage Stamps #2 on May 23, 2012
Comment: Great stamps ! Thank you very much... and for beautiful card too ;-)
Response: I'm happy you liked the stamps! And thanks for the heart :)
milko rated for 1 Person From Each Country #9 on Mar 13, 2011
Comment: Thank you!!
maroyau rated for 1 Person From Each Country #9 on Mar 3, 2011
Comment: Thank you, you have such beautiful old buildings, unfortunately ours are no where near as old
TabbyJay rated for 1 Person From Each Country #9 on Mar 2, 2011
Comment: Great postcard! Thank you so much!
Comment: I absolutely LOVE, LOVE this postcard!!!! It is so beautiful. Worth the wait!!!! Thank you!
bmorrow rated for Friendship books for Newbies on Feb 24, 2011

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PrairieKittin on May 17, 2015:

Hope you have had a great birthday month!! Why celebrate just one day when you can celebrate a whole month?! Happy birthday!!

newrule on Feb 20, 2011:

Hie Marina

Thanks for joining the first one! The second one swap is up:


Hope to see you there!

susieq11 on Feb 4, 2011:

Hope you get my card soon for What do you know about my country? #4. I guess it might take a couple of weeks? Have a good day!

dolcxvita on Jan 17, 2011:

Hi! would you be interested in joining my swap? Its called Show Me Your Country

I am trying to get as many countries as possible! We dont have a swapper from Belarus.. yet..Click to take a look:

click to go to swap page

As you have mentioned in your profile that you like to receive things from other countries, sign up if you'd like to get a themed envelope/package stuffed with goodies from somewhere! :) It will be so wonderful to receive little things that are typical of Belarus too..

This is a great cultural exchange swap! last day to sign up: 21 Jan..!

newrule on Jan 9, 2011:

Hie Marina,

Thanks so much for the very nice Christmas postcard with awesome stamps! Loved them. Hope all is well with you. Take care and Happy New Year!

Hugs from Malaysia.

IngridRijnen on Dec 18, 2010:

Dear Marina, thank you sooooo much for your nice Christmas Surprise, and you are right...... better than a hristmas Card :-)). Have a wonderfull Christmas and I wish you all the best for 2011!

panaxy on Dec 11, 2010:

I wish to swap stamps with you, I am from China E-mail: [email protected]

aixour on Aug 17, 2010:

Loved the stamps you sent me from the postage crazy collectors - stamp tag. This is my first stamps from Belarus. Hugs from Singapore!


Shirley on May 16, 2010:

Hi there, I messaged you a couple of months ago, please send me your address whenever you're back, I'd really like to send you a swap I owe you :)

Fitrah on Mar 22, 2010:

Hi Marina!

I would send the package again if you still haven't received it =) Please let me know :)

Thank you and have a nice day,


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