I hear Russia is ok if you're white.
But if you're a visible minority, you have to watch out for the xenophobic skinheads.
I've heard the same thing But one Russian TB has assured me this is not a general problem, at least in the major cities.
In my country its dangerous to travel alone in Brussels because as a white person you are in the minority. Just the opposite as in Russia I guess.
My Canadian friend he had some trouble when visiting this city. Oh and Belgian police ain't gonne help you cause they are scared themselves.
I live in Belgium and because of safety reasons I hate Brussels, better to stay away.
Those who want to visit Belgium go to Bruges,Ghent and Antwerpen more fun there.
I lived in Bruxelles for many years and used to go out alone with my friends, like Belgian people did, like foreigners did... We'd go out for drinks, cinema, restaurants, etc...
White are not in minority in Belgium, there's a large African community in Brussels, yes that's true, but the large majority of foreigners in Belgium are there working for the EU and being of European origin mostly are white.
It may be that there's trouble in some parts of the city, like any other city there may be the odd dodgy areas that's best to avoid! That I would agree with. As a teenager I know in some areas I used to get followed by men, I understood why I did happen, as a general rule I would avoid these areas at night and stick only to the main streets during the day if really I had to be there (ie visit a friend)...and things were obvious as I was walking about, by car it was hardly noticeable...