This Friday I came back from 5 days trip to Brest in Belarus. It was trip organized by my University and I definitely had no feeling that someone is lurking me. Except one time ,in big shopping center but well we could actually act a little bit weird for their standards. Even though I was standing out of most people in streets by my look (yup typical westernen with styled hair, white belt, fancy jeans.. :D😀 ) neither people or police officer seems to take much of interest in me.
There were few very hot girls which did, but that does not count.  ;D
Also, when we were on border control ,they just took our passports ,gave us fancy look and nothing else. Not even checking baggage. I had absolutely no problem there. Ordinary people actually thought that I am Belarusan cuz they always started talking to me in belarussian and were quite surprised when I told them I barely speak it.  :)

I was sarcastic.  :) Belarus is being portrayed as a police state for reasion I need not to explain, when in fact there are politicians walking out without security unlike in some democratic countries let alone ordinary citizens or foreigners. The border was opened between EU countries and Belarus. recently within 50km.  Vilnius, Brest, Viciebsk Hrodna, Lida are within the zone. AFAIK the most traffic is happening on Lithuanian-Belarusian border both ways.

Brest is a nice city too. :)