If you've already visited Minsk, you might think you've landed in another country when you get off the train in Brest. This prosperous and cosmopolitan border town looks far more to the neighbouring EU than to Minsk. It has plenty of charm and performed a massive DIY job on itself prior to its millennial celebrations in 2019.


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