Alexander Moshensky: Belarusians lack fair share of ventures to be great nation

Alexander Moshensky: Belarusians lack fair share of ventures to be great nation

Alexander Moshensky, director general of the Santa Impex Brest company, took part in the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev.

Alexander Moshensky, director general of the Santa Impex Brest company:
As for the plant, I can say the following. We are always interested in two categories of people. The first category is people who can develop together with the plant and share the values of people, which may bring the plant some kind of added cost. The second category is people, who are energetic or have certain knowledge.

We are always interested in responsible employees.

The only thing is that the standards are getting stronger. These are not the standards I put forward as a director, but these are the standards which are dictated by life, because there is a need for competition. Here is an example. If a worker in Ukraine earns $200-$250 dollars, then laborer in Belarus should be earning $500. In this case the efficiency of his work must be higher together with the director of the plant. And nearly at all the plants, where the system is being implemented, piecework pay is implemented step by step.

Isn’t it a principle of socialism?

Alexander Moshensky:
I suppose that the model is mixed, so it can be called developed socialism, or socialism with a capitalistic face. However, when building a social model of the country, plants can’t stay aside. That is why tough market relations with the countries Belarus is working are considered. Another quality that we are obliged to today is the competitive priority of Belarusians and of plants as well. It’s responsibility.

Belarusians are very responsible people, they a really responsible for the quality, the process, and they are responsible towards fulfilling their tasks.

Believe me, I traveled a lot and I can say that these two qualities combine well. Responsibility and initiative. I saw many Asian people who are responsible but do not have an initiative. However, Belarusians have both the qualities. But Belarusians lack one quality to become a great nation and that is a fair share of venture. To conquer the international markets. It has already been demonstrated in the IT sector. Belarusian IT products are sold all over the world. Belarus is trying to do exactly the same with food products. Today Belarusian tractors, BelAZ mining dump trucks are tapping into Africa, Pakistan. Without ventures it is impossible.