I'm not whining I'm consider where I can go for my short holidays, that's all.If you really wanted to visit you would. Instead you are whining because of the paperwork which is ironically much smaller than the one that is imposed by the UK. But when Belarus seeks documents at the embassy it's "mad dictator" while when the UK does the same (x3 on the number of documents) then it's perfectly fine?!
I don't claim British fees are ok, but fact is in UK nobody would being imprisoned someone else just for different point of view regarding basic issues. In Belarus nobody could feel safe, in UK people could feel safe. There in Lukashenkoland people have to keep their month shut and they can't afford to say anything against their leader, not loud I mean. In UK political criticism is common and everyone could say "I disagree with this or that". In UK most of people could develop their careers, could buy a house anywhere etc, in Belarus people have to struggle how to survive to end of current month.
There are no revolution or riot in Belarus because Russia takes care of Lukashenka regime and prevent against any disturbances those might occured. Without Russian's and their breath behind Lukashenka's back, Belarus would be a free country with more or less happy poeple whose might work for themselves not for regime.
Earlier or later that paper economy provided by Lukashenka will fall. Nowadays he sell some key industries just for loan from Russia. 3 billion dollars to cover the debt but as some economists from Belarus saying regime needs much more money to survive. After that big purchase could getting worser in Belarus because Russians would find Belarus as colony. The country could become state-dependent of Russia.
Lukashenka is banned in UE, his high-ranking officials as well. Maybe he feels jealous and he'd like to force everybody else to the same - if I couldn't you couldn't as well. Sick guy looked like typical director of kolhoz.