Belarus is actually in the geographical centre of Europe. Perhaps look at the coordinates because it really is right in the middle: the exact geographical centre of Europe is located around Polatsk 55°30′0″N 28°48′0″E. The closest European capital, Vilnius, is just two hours drive from Minsk, the centre of Belarus. The capital of Belarus is around a one hour flight from Warsaw or Moscow, less than a two hour flight from Berlin and less than three hours from London.