Belarus' cooperation with Russian regions

23.06.2017

Each Forum of Regions increases Belarus' export by $250-300m, Mikhail Myasnikovich says
Each Forum of Regions increases Belarus' export by $250-300m, Mikhail Myasnikovich says Several new products of Belarusian electric transport, space vehicles, green technologies, as well as unique developments in the field of medicine will be presented at the specialized exhibition of the IV Forum of Regions. The event program was discussed on June 22 at the Council of the Republic, Belarus upper chamber of the parliament. About 60 Belarusian organizations will acquaint visitors with their products. In total, it is expected that about 600 people will take part in this meeting.

06.06.2017

Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus, Penza region have everything for more beneficial cooperation
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus, Penza region have everything for more beneficial cooperation The Penza region of Russia plans to open the production of potato starch using Belarusian technologies, construction and design services. This matter was discussed June 6 at a meeting of Alexander Lukashenko with the governor of that Russian region Ivan Belozertsev. For example, the industrial sphere may become the locomotive of cooperation. Operating in the Penza region are dealers of large Belarusian enterprises producing agricultural and communal machinery. Meanwhile, there is room for growth in trade.

26.05.2017

Belarus Premier: Industrial cooperation with Tatarstan promising
Belarus Premier: Industrial cooperation with Tatarstan promising Belarus and Tatarstan need to restore trade to $2 billion. This was one of the main topics discussed May 25 in Kazan during the meeting between the Belarusian Prime Minister and the President of Tatarstan. The sides mostly discussed bilateral trade. In Q1 2017 alone, it has increased by more than 1.5 times compared to the same period in 2016.
Andrei Kobyakov: Belarus, Tatarstan should restore trade turnover $2bn
Andrei Kobyakov: Belarus, Tatarstan should restore trade turnover $2bn Belarus and Tatarstan should restore the turnover of two billion dollars, said on May 25 the Prime Minister of Belarus meeting with the President of Tatarstan. Belarus counts on the further development of cooperation in machine building.

24.05.2017

Women unions of Tula and Mogilev regions sign cooperation agreement
Women unions of Tula and Mogilev regions sign cooperation agreement Women of Belarus and Russia intend to develop business ties. Such agreement was signed by representatives of women’s unions of the two countries. They agreed to offer production of entrepreneurs’ under a joint brand. They’ll start with fairs and exhibitions. The majority of projects of the Women’s Union in Belarus are social projects. They support the elderly. Families with many children, and children as well.

23.05.2017

Central districts of Minsk, St. Petersburg sign cooperation agreement.
Central districts of Minsk, St. Petersburg sign cooperation agreement. Cultural exchange and dialogue on education and production sectors. Central districts of Minsk and St. Petersburg signed an agreement on cooperation. Heads of district administrations signed the document. The main aim is development of new economy cooperation directions. The two sides agreed to meet regularly on all the levels, to hold joint sessions and business forums.

22.05.2017

Belarus, Samara region expect to increase trade to $600 million
Belarus, Samara region expect to increase trade to $600 million Belarus and the Samara region of Russia expect to increase trade to $600 million. Opportunities for expanding cooperation were discussed at a meeting of a joint working group in Minsk. The prerequisites for growth are already visible. In 2016, commodity turnover increased by 16%. Positive dynamism is also observed in Q1 2017.

18.05.2017

Belarus intends to sign contracts worth $300m at Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions
Belarus intends to sign contracts worth $300m at Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions At the Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions Belarus intends to sign contracts worth no less than $300m. This event traditionally gathers the leading producers of Belarus and Russia at one place. The major event will take place in Moscow at the end of June 2017.Integartion in the high-tech sector will be the main subject of the forum. It is planned that President Lukashenko and President Putin will attend the forum.

14.05.2017

Alexander Lukashenko meets with Rostov Region Governor
Alexander Lukashenko meets with Rostov Region Governor Russia did not take part in Eurovision 2017 because of the conflict with Ukraine. Belarusians did not give the traditional 12 points to the Russian singer, and Belarus did not compete with Russia in the final of the contest. Alexander Lukashenko expressed his emotions concerning the competition at the economic market when meeting with the Governor of Russia’s Rostov region. Products, mechanical engineering, and not putting skids to one another were the issues discussed at the meeting.

11.05.2017

Infant mortality rate in Belarus admirable, Rostov Region health minister says
Infant mortality rate in Belarus admirable, Rostov Region health minister says The delegation of the Rostov region on May 11 is visiting a number of Minsk enterprises. The guests are also interested in the experience of Belarus in the social sphere. Meeting with the staff of the Mother and Child Center, the guests noted the high level of medicine. It was decided to make contacts between Belarusian and Rostov Region specialists permanent.
Direct air link may appear between Minsk and Rostov-on-Don
Direct air link may appear between Minsk and Rostov-on-Don Belarus and Russia are now working closely on the creation of a direct flight from Minsk to Rostov-on-Don. A representative delegation from the Russian region arrived in Belarus on a visit. It includes all the key figures of the government. Yesterday, the National Library hosted a meeting of a working group on cooperation. The air communication will help intensify business contacts of Belarus, increase the transit attractiveness and contribute to the development of tourism.
Belarus President comments on problems with food supplies to the Russian market
Belarus President comments on problems with food supplies to the Russian market The trade turnover between Belarus and the Rostov region is set to increase by one and a half times. At the end of 2016, it was estimated at $340 million. Minsk is interested in furthering cooperative ties with this region of Russia. Alexander Lukashenko received governor of that region Vasily Golubev in the Palace of Independence. The parties say construction and the agricultural sector are among the most important areas in the joint work. Alexander Lukashenko also commented on the problems with the supply of food to the Russian market.

20.04.2017

Belarus not turning away from Russia, President Lukashenko says
Belarus not turning away from Russia, President Lukashenko says Belarus and the Nizhny Novgorod region aim to increase turnover to 1 billion dollars. On April 20, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko met with the governor of that Russian region Valery Shantsev. Cooperation of Belarus with Russian regions is the basis of relations between the countries as a whole. This was underlined during the recent talks between the leaders of Belarus and Russia in St. Petersburg. April 20 Alexander Lukashenko commented on the materials of some Russian media about the relations between Belarus and Russia.

17.03.2017

Alexander Lukashenko meets with Governor of Stavropol Krai
Alexander Lukashenko meets with Governor of Stavropol Krai Belarus and Stavropol Krai are open to dialogue on innovative technologies and cooperative ties in industry and construction.  The governor of this Russian region met with Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko at the Palace of Independence on March 16. At the end of 2016, the mutual trade turnover exceeded $140 million and increased by 9% compared to 2015.

28.02.2017

Belarus ready to deliver e-buses to Sverdlovsk region
Belarus ready to deliver e-buses to Sverdlovsk region Belarus is ready to supply electric buses to the Sverdlovsk region of Russia. The topic was discussed at the Belarusian government during a meeting with a delegation from that Russian region. Now the turnover is almost $300 million, but this figure should grow. This could be done including through the supplies of Belarusian agricultural machinery. The Sverdlovsk region is interested purchasing production and processing equipment as well as grain drying fodder.

08.02.2017

Belarus insists on investigation into Russia's food bans
Belarus insists on investigation into Russia's food bans Alexander Lukashenko urges Russia to sort things out before introducing bans on the supply of food from Belarus. The Belarusian leader touched on the topic of Belarus-Russia disputes about the quality of food products meeting with the governor of the Kostroma region February 7. According to Alexander Lukashenko, cooperation of Belarus with Russian regions strengthens relations between the two countries, especially in times like these, when they undergo a series of disagreements, including on the supply of products.

07.02.2017

Belarus wants to find bottlenecks in relations with Russia
Belarus wants to find bottlenecks in relations with Russia Alexander Lukashenko urges Russia to sort things out before introducing bans on the supply of food from Belarus. The Belarusian leader touched on the topic of Belarus-Russia disputes about the quality of food products meeting with the governor of the Kostroma region February 7. According to Alexander Lukashenko cooperation of Belarus with Russian regions strengthens relations between the two countries, especially in times like these, when they undergo a series of disagreements, including on the supply of products.
Belarus, Kostroma region to increase trade turnover
Belarus, Kostroma region to increase trade turnover Kostroma Oblast of Russia is interested in export of Belarusian goods. A delegation from that Russian region are now with the official visit to Minsk. It includes not only government officials but also businessmen. On 7 February, the Russians are scheduled to hold a series of meetings with the country's leadership. However, the delegation has already appreciated the quality of Belarusian products: on February 6 the guests visited some Belarusian enterprises.

19.12.2016

Belarus, Ural Federal District expanding investment
Belarus, Ural Federal District expanding investment Belarusian businessmen together with the Ural colleagues are working to develop an investment program to construct a facility to produce building materials. Businesses have been successfully cooperating for several years. Now they are planning to increase the range of goods that will be a worthy substitute for imports.  Experts think the project could be beneficial to consumers,

15.12.2016

38 BelAZ trucks to be shipped to Siberia
38 BelAZ trucks to be shipped to Siberia A large batch of BelAZ mining equipment will be delivered from Belarus to Siberia. 28 heavy trucks are purchased by the Siberian Coal Energy Company, which has branches in five Russian regions. Most of the trucks have already been sent to consumers. Another 10 vehicles will be delivered in early 2017. Belarusian Autoworks (BelAZ) and Siberian Coal Energy Company (one of the world leaders in the coal industry) have been collaborating for several years. The company bought 350 BelAZ trucks and demand for Belarusian giants is steadily growing.
Belarus supplies food to 58 countries and only Russia has complaints
Belarus supplies food to 58 countries and only Russia has complaints The quality of Belarusian food products does not cause complaints from foreign consumers. None of the 58 countries to which Belarus delivers foodstuffs has complaints, except for Russia.  Note that we are not talking about the end customer (ordinary Russians are eager to buy Belarusian products), but the regulatory authorities. The level of control and state standards at Belarusian plants are in many respects stricter than in other countries, including the same Russia. 

07.12.2016

Alexander Lukashenko: Growth of trade with Irkutsk region is the growth of trade with Russia
Belarus President underlines importance of trade with Russian regions Belarus and the Irkutsk region have to find reserves to increase mutual trade, said President Alexander Lukashenko meeting with the governor of the Russian region, Sergei Levchenko. The turnover in 2016 decreased, especially against the background of a record 2015. However, there are all prerequisites to catch up.

06.12.2016

Belarus and Irkutsk Region to intensify cooperation in agriculture, construction
Belarus and Irkutsk Region to intensify cooperation in agriculture, construction Belarus and the Irkutsk region have to find reserves to increase mutual trade, said President Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with the governor of the Russian region, Sergei Levchenko. Turnover this year has fallen, especially against the backdrop of a record trade volume in 2015. There are all prerequisites to catch up. In the Palace of Independence, the parties identified several areas for possible enhanced cooperation - from agriculture to construction.
Irkutsk region governor visiting Belarus
Irkutsk region governor visiting Belarus Belarus and the Irkutsk region have to find reserves to increase mutual trade, said President Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with the governor of the Russian region, Sergei Levchenko. On December 6, a delegation of the Irkutsk region is on a visit to Belarus. At the moment, the negotiations continue at the Independence Palace. The Irkutsk officials will then meet with the Belarus government.

18.11.2016

Russian media: Belarusian President confirmed his position on a number of points
Russian media: Belarusian President confirmed his position on a number of points The first line of newspapers and publications of Russian regional mass media on 18 November was dedicated to the Belarusian President's press-conference. A multi-day press tour of representatives of regional mass media of Russia and the leading bloggers in Belarus completed on November 18. Late at night, journalists went to their offices and 18 November shared their material with the audience. The publication Russkaya Sila writes about the attitude of the Belarusian leader to history.
Ramzan Kadyrov reacts to Belarus President's criticism
Ramzan Kadyrov reacts to Belarus President's criticism The head of the Chechen Republic has reacted to the words of the Belarusian leader. Alexander Lukashenko was responding to a reporter's question on the establishment in Chechnya of an investment platform for economic cooperation with Belarus' participation. The Belarus President said he was ready to support the proposal and recalled that Minsk had waited for a visit of the Chechen delegation for too long. Ramzan Kadyrov said he is ready to come to Belarus to discuss ways to enhance cooperation.

18.10.2016

Belarus and Tatarstan sign cooperation development plan for 2017-2020
Belarus and Tatarstan sign cooperation development plan for 2017-2020 Cooperation in the field of machine tools may become profitable for Belarus and Tatarstan. This was discussed at a meeting of the Prime Minister of Belarus, Andrei Kobyakov, with Rustam Minnikhanov, who is visiting Belarus. Tatarstan will soon begin a large-scale modernization of the aviation plant and other engineering companies. Therefore, the foreign visitors are determined to cooperate with Belarus in the industry.
Alexander Lukashenko meets with Tatarstan president Rustam Minnikhanov
Alexander Lukashenko meets with Tatarstan president Rustam Minnikhanov Industry, construction and innovation are the areas that should play the main role in economic cooperation between Belarus and Tatarstan, said Alexander Lukashenko October 18 meeting with the head of the republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov. In recent years, the bilateral trade has fallen slightly in value terms , in 2015 by a quarter. The sides posted a trade of $878 million. However, the potential for economic cooperation is much higher. And, by the way, the physical volumes of trade continue to show good dynamism.
Tatarstan president visiting Minsk
Tatarstan president visiting Minsk The president of Tatarstan has come to Minsk to discuss the prospects for the development of comprehensive cooperation. High-ranking officials and heads of major regional enterprises have arrived together with the head of the Russian region. Among the plans during the visit are negotiations with the leadership of Belarus and visits to the Park of High Technologies, as well as a number of industrial enterprises.

14.10.2016

Kurgan region ready to buy 100 units of Belarusian machinery per year
Kurgan region ready to buy 100 units of Belarusian machinery per year Kurgan region of Russia is ready to buy 100 units of Belarusian equipment per year. Farmers from that Russian region are already familiar with Belarusian tractors. There are about 2,500 of them in the tractor fleet of the agricultural region. The Russian guests are also interested in machines for the timber industry, as well as some types of municipal and road-building machinery. On October 13, the delegation visited the enterprise Amkodor and perhaps soon it may sign some new contracts.

13.10.2016

Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus ready to cooperate with Kurgan region in all directions
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus ready to cooperate with Kurgan region in all directions Belarus is ready to cooperate with the Kurgan region in all areas, said the Belarus President meeting with the governor of the Russian region Alexei Kokorin on 13 October. Mutual trade turnover figures are modest: a little more than $20 million. Therefore, there is much space for further cooperation.
Kurgan region governor arrives in Minsk
Kurgan region governor arrives in Minsk Inter-regional cooperation is a step towards the strengthening of Belarusian-Russian relations. The governor of Kurgan region has come to Minsk to discuss the prospects of cooperation, including in trade. Together with the head of the Russian region are high-ranking officials and heads of large enterprises of Kurgan region. The Kurgan delegation is going to hold negotiations with the leadership of Belarus as well as visit a number of industrial enterprises. Kurgan region is an agricultural region. Farmland occupies almost half of its area. Therefore

09.10.2016

Saint Petersburg interested in Belarusian dairy and meat products
Saint Petersburg interested in Belarusian dairy and meat products Belarus and Saint Petersburg plan to increase their turnover up to 2 billion dollars. On October 7, a number of agreements were signed between Belarus and Saint Petersburg. As it was announced, Saint Petersburg is still interested in Belarusian dairy and meat products, and it plans to purchase the transport produced in Belarus. The construction industry might become a very beneficial sphere of cooperation. It is planned to build Belarus Town in Saint Petersburg and Saint Petersburg Town in Minsk.

06.10.2016

Days of St. Petersburg open in Minsk
Days of St. Petersburg open in Minsk October 6 Days of Saint-Petersburg begin in the Belarus capital October 6.  The bilateral relations are based primarily on the economic foundation so the events will start with the opening of the business forum. An official delegation from "the northern capital of Russia" plans to visit a number of enterprises and high-tech industries. The sides plan to sign agreements on supplies of Belarusian foodstuffs to St. Petersburg.

05.10.2016

Days of Saint Petersburg to start in Minsk on October 6
Days of Saint Petersburg to start in Minsk on October 6 The Days of Saint Petersburg will start with the business forum that will be held in Minsk on October 6. The business communities of Russia and Belarus will take part in the event. The official delegation is planning to visit a number of enterprises and industrial plants. It is planned to sign a number of agreements on cooperation. After all business meetings are over, there will be a concert of a chamber orchestra from Saint Petersburg near the City Hall.
Lipetsk region of Russia interested in quality of Belarusian roads, agricultural machinery
Lipetsk region of Russia interested in quality of Belarusian roads, agricultural machinery Belarusians will build roads in Russia. Administration of Lipetsk Region of Russia visited new facilities in Minsk and the Minsk region, in particular the second ring road, and praised the level of work. In addition to roads the parties are interested in the promotion of engineering products. A sales office for sales of Belarus-made machinery is already operating in the Lipetsk region. In general, the bilateral trade turnover increased by 8% since the beginning of 2016 and exceeded $124 million.

22.09.2016

Rosselkhoznadzor bans 19 tons shipment of Belarusian cheese
Rosselkhoznadzor bans 19 tons shipment of Belarusian cheese Russian sanitary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor didn’t allow the large shipment of Belarusian cheese from Mogilev enterprises. The whole fuss wasn’t about the quality of the products. There were some complains about the documentation. Today, Rosselkhoznadzor is not satisfied with the products of 42 Belarusian enterprises producing dairy and meat products. The ban is now on the Belarusian dairy products because of some papers.

05.09.2016

From economy and politics to culture and food products: cooperation between Belarus and Kaliningrad
From economy and politics to culture and food products: cooperation between Belarus and Kaliningrad Belarusians like Georgia as well. It is estimated that Belarusians are among 10 frequent visitors of Georgia. They are attracted by mountains and the sea. However, the closest sea that Belarusians can go to without visa is situated not in Batumi but in Kaliningrad. Belarusians go on vacations to Kaliningrad. Also, they work and live there. Belarusian products are very popular in Kaliningrad, and people call Belarus’ President “Batka” (Father). There is also a public garden of the friendship between Belarus and Kaliningrad.

25.08.2016

Tambov region delegation on official visit in Belarus
Tambov region delegation on official visit in Belarus Under the sign of regional cooperation. Tambov region delegation is now on official visit in Belarus. It consists of representatives of the administration and business circles of the Russian region.  The delegation is set to visit a number of Belarusian machine-building enterprises as well as beef and dairy factories. The guests are also interested in learning about the work of the High-Tech Park.

11.08.2016

Alexander Lukashenko meets with Bryansk region governor
Alexander Lukashenko meets with Bryansk region governor Belarus and Bryansk Oblast of Russia should increase cooperation, and not just commercial. Promising sectors of collaboration were discussed on August 11 at a meeting of Alexander Lukashenko with the governor of that Russian region Alexander Bogomaz. In recent years, the bilateral trade turnover has decreased. While it was about $900 million in 2013, in 2015 it was only $464.5 million.

05.08.2016

Mogilev and Bryansk oblasts mulling over engineering joint ventures
Mogilev and Bryansk oblasts mulling over engineering joint ventures More than 50 youth projects will be implemented between the Mogilev and Bryansk regions. Belarusians and Russians are entering a new level of cooperation. During an inter-regional forum in Mogilev a large action plan for cooperation between the two regions has been signed. These are all kinds of joint festivals, meetings, and projects in the field of education, culture and sports. In the long term, the regions are going to create engineering and processing industry joint ventures with possible access to the markets of third countries.

14.06.2016

Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions: 39 inter-governmental deals and $300m worth of contracts
Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions: 39 inter-governmental deals and $300m worth of contracts The speaker of the upper house of Belarus' parliament reviewed the Third Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia on June 14 at a meeting of the eleventh session of the Council of the Republic. The participants concluded 39 agreements at government level. The economic effect of the meeting is commercial contracts valued at more than $300 million.

12.06.2016

How many contracts did Belarus and Russia sign at 3rd Forum of Regions?
How many contracts did Belarus and Russia sign at 3rd Forum of Regions? Now let's move on to the details of the Forum of Regions, which was attended by Presidents Putin and Lukashenko. It is in this order that the names of the heads of state were presented at the plenary session.
What did Russians say about Belarus at 3rd Forum of Regions?
What did Russians say about Belarus at 3rd Forum of Regions? The long history of Belarus and Russia (in all senses) continued this week. It is known that the countries enjoy not only presidential and folk friendship. Not only the Kremlin and the Palace of Independence but also regions of Belarus and Russia are engaged in mutual trade. The 3rd Forum of Belarusian and Russian regions took place in Minsk this time. The previous one was in Sochi. The weather in Minsk was fine, which delegates from the sunny Siberian Khakassia immediately noted. What other good things about Belarus did the high-ranking guests from Russia say? Let's turn over the “

09.06.2016

Alexander Surikov: Belarus and Russia need to pursue joint venture creation
Alexander Surikov: Belarus and Russia need to pursue joint venture creation Belarus and Russia should work together to increase the competitiveness of their economies, said Russian Ambassador to Belarus Alexander Surikov. The diplomat also stressed that to this end, the countries need to move from simple cooperation to establishment of joint ventures. This would allow strengthening the EEU space and go to the markets of third countries.     
2016 Forum of Regions summary: Nearly 40 agreements worth $300 million
2016 Forum of Regions summary: Nearly 40 agreements worth $300 million The Forum of Belarusian and Russian regions ended in Minsk June 8, 2016. The third in a row, it was dedicated to humanitarian issues. Among them were the equal rights of citizens and youth policy. MORE: Belarus, Russia may resume joint movie production
Russian President visits BelAgro 2016 expo
Russian President visits BelAgro 2016 expo Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin visited June 8 the largest agricultural exhibition of 2016 BelAgro in Minsk. Here, the leaders were demonstrated the capabilities of the strongest Belarusian enterprises - namely, new models of agricultural machinery. MORE: Belarus, Russia presidents meet in Minsk June 8 CTV corresponding reporting from the site

08.06.2016

Belarus, Russia may resume joint film production
Belarus, Russia may resume joint movie production A plenary meeting of the 3rd Forum of Regions is taking place in Minsk's Palace of the Republic. The CTV crew is now there, too. The third forum is already in the final stages. The sides signed some contracts and agreements.
Days of Moscow open in Minsk
Days of Moscow open in Minsk On June 8, days of Moscow officially opened in Minsk. The ceremony took place on June 7, with the mayors of the two cities taking part. It is worth noting that Minsk is one of the strategic partners of the Russian capital. In 2016, trade turnover between the cities already exceeded $1 billion. Zhanna Birich, deputy chairwoman of the Minsk City Executive Committee:Moscow has an interest in our businesses. And we see that trade in goods has increased by 1.5 or even almost 2 times.
Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions: Day 1 summary
3rd Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions: Day 1 summary Minsk continues to host the 3rd Forum of Belarusian and Russian Regions on June 8, which is the second day of the event.  It is expected that the presidents of Belarus and Russia will partake in the forum.

07.06.2016

Russia interested in Belarus' experience in maternal mortality prevention
Russia interested in Belarus' experience in maternal mortality prevention Belarus and Russia continue to discuss the bilateral cooperation in the nine major spheres of life of the Union State during the 3rd Forum of Regions, which is underway in Minsk.  A sector for healthcare for people of Russia and Belarus started to work at City Clinical Hospital No2 of Minsk. The two countries' health officials identified the priority topics: the creation of a single pharmaceutical market, exchange of experience in the field of transplantation, as well as prevention of common diseases when it comes to both adults and children.  
Belarus to sign contracts worth $300 million at 3rd Forum of Regions, Mikhail Myasnikovich says
Belarus, Russia to sign contracts worth $300 million, Mikhail Myasnikovich says On June 7, the 3rd Forum of Belarusian and Russian Regions opened in Minsk. Representatives of 43 Russian regions visited the Belarusian capital on this occasion. Thirteen of them are represented at the level of governors and three at the level of prime ministers.
Forum of Belarusian and Russian regions starts in Minsk June 7
Forum of Belarusian and Russian regions starts in Minsk June 7 The third Forum of Belarusian and Russian regions have opened in Minsk. Taking part in it will be the Belarusian and Russian heads of state. It is expected that Alexander Lukashenko will speak at a plenary session on June 8. On the same day he is going to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin. It will be held at the Palace of Independence.
Belarusian products to become more popular after Forum of Belarusian and Russian regions
Forum of Regions is good advertizing for Belarusian products Poultry farming, light industry and machinery are the leading industries of the Minsk region. These will be the key areas considered at the Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia, which will be held in Minsk on June 7-8. Manufacturers rely on the effectiveness of the large-scale event and the signing of a number of mutually beneficial contracts. Minsk and the Vologda region intend to sign a cooperation agreement.  St. Petersburg, Moscow and the Moscow region know Belarusian poultry produce well.

06.06.2016

Program of 3rd Forum of Belarus and Russian regions, Minsk, June 7-8
Program of 3rd Forum of Belarus and Russian regions, Minsk, June 7-8 Minsk, 7-8 June 2016 June 7 09.00 - 10.00 The third meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Committee on Interregional Cooperation of the Council of the Republic of the Belarusian National Assembly and the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation 09.00 - 10.30
Russia and Belarus preparing for 3rd Forum of Regions
Russia and Belarus preparing for 3rd Forum of Regions Belarus and Russia will take part in the Forum of Regions on June 7-8. Some 400 politicians and businessmen have confirmed their participation. Timed specifically to the forum will be the international exhibition Belagro 2016. In 2016, it will be held at Minsk-1 airport and will bring together over 500 companies from 20 countries, first of all, of course, from Belarus and Russia.
Days of Moscow to start in Belarus June 6
Days of Moscow to start in Belarus June 6 Days of Moscow will start in Minsk, Belarus, on June 6. The delegations of the two capitals will share their experience in the social sphere and discuss current trends in education, standards in medical and employment. In addition, citizens of Minsk will also be able to get acquainted with the cultural life of Moscow: the Belarusian capital will host exhibitions and film screenings, projects with folk artists of both countries, as well as a book exhibition.

05.06.2016

Valentina Matvienko about Forum of Regions, love for Belarusian meat products and textiles
Valentina Matviyenko about Forum of Regions, love for Belarusian meat products and textiles The Eurasian Economic Union is young, but not too agile, since it is hard to harmonize the national interests of several countries. It is sometimes difficult for two nations to agree, let alone five. Although regions of Belarus and Russia very well cope with it in trade without intermediaries. The Third Forum of Regions will be held in Minsk next week. The main organizers of the event are the upper houses of parliament. We talked with Chairwoman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of Russia Valentina Matviyenko about the successes and challenges.

02.06.2016

15 regions of Russia planning to sign cooperation deals with Belarus
15 regions of Russia planning to sign cooperation deals with Belarus 15 Russian regions intend to sign cooperation agreements with the Belarusian side at the 3rd Forum of Belarusian and Russian regions. It will take place in Minsk on 7 and 8 June.

01.06.2016

Belarus to share with Russia pension reform experience during 3rd Forum of Regions in Minsk
Belarus to share with Russia pension reform experience during 3rd Forum of Regions in Minsk Belarus will share with Russia its experience of pension reform. The parties will discuss urgent social issues at the 3rd Forum of Regions.  Along with the development of the pension systems Belarus and Russia, who are part of the Union State, will also consider the prospects of a common labor market and discuss key areas of social support. Ensuring healthy and safe working conditions of employees will also be the center of attention at the forum. The sides intend to intensify joint work on the approximation of legislation in this matter.

24.05.2016

Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions to bring together leading manufacturers
Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions to gather leading manufacturers Preparations for the Forum regions of Belarus and Russia, which will bring together the leading manufacturers of the two countries, are completing in Minsk. The large-scale exposition of the economic and export potential will start in early June 2016. 

18.04.2016

Belarusian flax for textile capital of Russia: Alexander Lukashenko meets with Ivanovo region governor
Belarusian flax for textile capital of Russia: Alexander Lukashenko meets with Ivanovo region governor The increase in turnover and the supply of products with high added value. Alexander Lukashenko and governor of the Ivanovo region of Russia discussed the prospects of cooperation at a meeting on April 15.

13.04.2016

Minsk, St. Petersburg sign agreement on drinking water quality
Minsk, St. Petersburg sign agreement on drinking water quality Management of water utilities in Minsk and St. Petersburg have agreed on new forms of cooperation. They signed an agreement in the field of drinking water quality. This is a fruitful result of the Minsk Mayor’s instructions about the new points of contact. First of all, we are talking about switching to an automated system, the so-called online water supply. Experts already have some new ideas and developments.
Belarus, Russia preparing for 3rd Forum of Regions
Belarus, Russia preparing for 3rd Forum of Regions Belarus and Russia are preparing for the 3rd Forum of Regions. At this moment Minsk is hosting a meeting of the joint organizing committee. The forum of regions is one of the major events in the life of the Belarus-Russia Union State. It will take place in Minsk in early June. This will be the third such meeting, which involves parliamentarians, governors and heads of departments and agencies.

01.04.2016

Minsk, St. Petersburg to invigorate implementation of joint projects
Minsk, St. Petersburg to invigorate implementation of joint projects New horizons for close cooperation. Minsk and the northern capital of Russia intend to actively develop joint activities in science and technology, education, tourism and culture. On April 1 a delegation from St. Petersburg visited Minsk. The visit was timed to the forthcoming Day of Unity of the Peoples of Belarus and Russia.

31.03.2016

Minsk, Novosibirsk discuss economic cooperation
Minsk, Novosibirsk discuss economic cooperation The mayors of the two sister cities, Minsk and Novosibirsk, discussed the prospects of cooperation on the last day of March during a videoconference. The teleconference was timed to the anniversary of the signing of the first agreement on the establishment of the Union State of Russia and Belarus.

28.03.2016

Vadim Potomsky: Orel region should create a logistics center for Belarus
Vadim Potomsky: Orel region should create a logistics center for Belarus Governor of the Oryol region of the Russian Federation Vadim Potomsky has answered the questions of the presenter of the program Week on the CTV. What common ground can Belarus and Orel region have?

27.03.2016

2016 Forum of Belarus and Russia regions to be held in Minsk in June
2016 Forum of Belarus and Russia regions to be held in Minsk in June Representatives of 40 Russian regions will arrive in Minsk this June for the Forum of Belarusian and Russian regions, which will bring together the largest producers of the two countries. The main topic of the meeting will be the social policy and humanitarian cooperation. The second forum of regions in Sochi resulted in a weighty portfolio of agreements worth more than $250 million. This time, the organizers set a higher bar. Therefore, they plan to present the full industrial potential of Belarus.

24.03.2016

President Lukashenko: Belarus and Orel region to develop economic cooperation
President Lukashenko: Belarus and Orel region to develop economic cooperation Belarus and the Orel region of Russia intend to develop trade and economic cooperation. First of all in agriculture and industry, said March 24 Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with the governor of the Oryol region Vadim Potomsky.

16.03.2016

Andrei Kobyakov on working visit in Tatarstan, set to visit KamAZ March 16
Belarus PM on working visit in Tatarstan, set to visit KamAZ March 16 Belarus intends to take part in the Russian import substitution program, said Belarus Prime Minister, who is these days on a working visit in Tatarstan.  In particular, Belarus will be discussing co-operation with the largest manufacturer of heavy trucks in Russia - the corporation KamAZ. According to Andrei Kobyakov, Belarus is ready to offer a wide range of modern automotive components, which are not inferior to foreign analogues either in price or in quality.

15.03.2016

Belarus Prime Minister to go to Tatarstan on working visit
Belarus Prime Minister to go to Tatarstan on working visit The Prime Minister of Belarus has gone on a working visit to Tatarstan. There, Andrei Kobyakov will hold talks with the leadership of the region.  They will discuss the results and prospects of bilateral cooperation. Mr Kobyakov is going to visit a number of enterprises. In Tatarstan works a trading house representing Minsk Tractor Works (MTZ). Its products builds the basis of Belarusian export. Tatarstan is the 6th most important trading partner of Belarus among other Russian regions.

17.12.2015

Belarusian goods to be exported to remote regions Russia
Belarusian goods to be exported to remote regions Russia A special distribution center, created in Novosibirsk, will promote Belarusian goods in remote regions of Russia. There is also a logistics warehouse there, from which goods will be distributed to four major regions.  In addition, the center assumes responsibility for verifying partners, the legal side of cooperation and mutual risks. They will be carried out mainly in local currencies.
Russia's Yaroslavl region to expand cooperation with Belarus
Russia's Yaroslavl region to expand cooperation with Belarus The Yaroslavl region of Russia is planning to expand cooperation with Belarus. The main areas are pharmaceuticals, road construction and agriculture. They were determined today, December 17, at a meeting with a delegation from that Russian region.  Over the last year, the trade turnover between the sides has dropped and the task today is to restore performance. One of the new projects could be the production of medicines.

02.12.2015

Alexander Drozdenko, Governor of Russia’s Leningrad Oblast
Belarus' machinery prices competitive, Leningrad Oblast governor says Alexander Drozdenko, the Governor of Russia’s Leningrad Oblast, paid a visit to Minsk, Belarus, last week. During the meeting, Mr Drozdenko and President Alexander Lukashenko tried to find new spheres for collaboration. Leningrad Oblast is particularly interested in Belarusian, machinery in seed industry and selective breeding. You are going to increase goods turnover between Belarus and Leningrad Oblast. How can we do that?

30.11.2015

Belarus may help develop special economic zone in Astrakhan region
Belarus may help develop special economic zone in Astrakhan region Belarus may take part in the development of a special economic zone in the Astrakhan region. The delegation of that Russian region on November 30 discussed in Minsk the prospects of cooperation with their Belarusian colleagues. Among the priority areas of mutual interest are the machine tool industry, textile industry and agriculture.

24.11.2015

Belarus, Russia's Novosibirsk region to develop bilateral relations through industrial cooperation
Belarus, Russia's Novosibirsk region to develop bilateral relations through industrial cooperation Belarus and Russia Novosibirsk region will develop bilateral relations through industrial cooperation. The matter was discussed on November 24 in Minsk at a meeting of the Business Cooperation Council between the partners. The sides plan to improve trade thanks to integration projects in the field of science, tourism, and agriculture.

23.11.2015

Belarus offers Leningrad region agricultural machinery, construction equipment
Belarus offers Leningrad region agricultural machinery, construction equipment Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko offered Leningrad Region of Russia to consider new directions for cooperation meeting with the governor of that region Alexander Drozdenko. These days, the delegation of the Leningrad region is visiting Minsk. Among about 80 Russian regions, it is one of the traditional key trade and economic partners of Belarus. The three-year program of cooperation has allowed increasing the turnover.
Alexander Lukashenko offers Leningrad Region to consider new directions for cooperation
Alexander Lukashenko offers Leningrad Region to consider new directions for cooperation Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko offered Leningrad Region of Russia to consider new directions for cooperation meeting with the governor of that region Alexander Drozdenko. These days, the delegation of the Leningrad region is in Minsk on a visit. Among about 80 Russian regions, it is one of the traditional key trade and economic partners of Belarus. The three-year program of cooperation has allowed increasing the turnover.
Leningrad and Novosibirsk region delegations to visit Belarus November 23
Leningrad and Novosibirsk region delegations to visit Belarus November 23 Belarus' expands its export largely thanks to strengthening ties with Russian regions. A delegation of the Leningrad region headed by Governor Alexander Drozdenko has arrived in Belarus. During the visit, the sides will discuss cooperation prospects, visit leading companies for the production of road-building, municipal, agricultural and other specialized machinery and equipment. For guests, there is a vast cultural program. The Delegation of the Russian region will visit the Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War.

03.11.2015

Sakhalin’s Dairy Industry to apply Belarusian technologies
Sakhalin’s Dairy Industry to apply Belarusian technologies The dairy industry of Sakhalin Island will be developing with the help of Belarusian technologies. Leonid Zayats, Belarusian Minister of Agriculture and Food, made the statement during the visit of a Belarusian delegation to Sakhalin, Russia. Belarusian products are in high demand in the Russian Federation.

05.10.2015

Belarus' snow removing equipment to be delivered to Sakhalin
Belarus' snow removing equipment to be delivered to Sakhalin Belarusian snow removing equipment will be shipped to Sakhalin. Such an agreement was reached on 5 October in Minsk. A representative delegation of that Russian region led by the governor is now on a visit in Minsk.  The program includes visits to the flagships of Belarusian mechanical engineering. In the morning the guests were shown the latest product lineup of Amkodor. The first batch of snow removing equipment will be delivered to the Far East region before the end of 2015. In general, the project is designed to run in the course of five years.
Sakhalin Region delegation lays wreath at Victory Square monument in Minsk
Sakhalin Region delegation lays wreath at Victory Square monument in Minsk The delegation of the Sakhalin region of Russia has laid wreath at the monument in Victory Square in Minsk. For Belarusians and Russians this traditional ritual has a special meaning. Seven decades ago, our people fought shoulder to shoulder against the Nazi invaders. Memory of the victims during that terrible war was observed with a minute of silence. The anthems of the two countries were played.

04.10.2015

Days of Belarus in Novosibirsk: 30 companies and 'grocery excitement'
Days of Belarus in Novosibirsk: 30 companies and 'grocery excitement' Both Belarus and especially Russia, which is under sanctions, are concerned about the possibility of import substitution. Some time ago the Belarusian Prime Minister warned: the nations should not substitute each other's import! Belarusian products, however, causes serious competition in the Russian market. Especially far from Moscow. Another confirmation were the Days of Belarus in Siberia.

02.10.2015

Belarus to develop cooperation with Russian regions beyond the Urals
Belarus to develop cooperation with Russian regions beyond the Urals Belarus intends to develop cooperation with Russian regions located beyond the Urals. In November Minsk will host a delegation from Novosibirsk led by the governor of that Russian region. But government officials and business circles are already establishing closer cooperation.

23.09.2015

Vladimir region businessmen propose to create online source for cooperation with Belarusian manufacturers
Vladimir region businessmen propose to create online source for cooperation with Belarusian manufacturers Businessmen of the Vladimir region proposed the creation of an online resource for co-operation with Belarusian producers. This project was discussed on September 23 during a matchmaking session in Minsk.  Leaders of Belarusian enterprises, at a meeting with colleagues from the Russian region, favored the overcoming of information vacuum that has emerged between producers and consumers.  This is one step on the way to restore the level of trade turnover between Belarus and the Vladimir region.
Russia's Vladimir region delegation arrives in Minsk September 23
Russia's Vladimir region delegation arrives in Minsk September 23 Belarusian-Russian regional cooperation is gaining momentum. After the visit of the delegation of the Ulyanovsk region yesterday, next guests from Russia have arrived in Belarus. At this time the delegation is from the Vladimir region of Russia. On September 23 businessmen of the two countries will hold business talks. The parties plan to establish new business contacts and negotiate on export of their products. In particular, the potential partners from the Vladimir region are interested in Belarusian manufacturers of paints, elevators, and large-panel construction. 

22.09.2015

Cooperation with Ulyanovsk region may become clear example of Belarus' collaboration with Russian regions
Cooperation with Ulyanovsk region may become clear example of Belarus' collaboration with Russian regions The aftermath of the Second Regional Forum of Belarus and Russia. On September 21, President Alexander Lukashenko met with the governor of the Ulyanovsk region of Russia. Actually, this dialogue can be called a continuation of a recent talk at the highest level in Sochi.

21.09.2015

Direct contacts with Russian companies is basis of Belarus-Russia trade-economic cooperation, President Lukashenko says
Direct contacts with Russian companies is basis of Belarus-Russia trade-economic cooperation, President Lukashenko says Direct contacts with Russian companies is the basis of trade-economic cooperation between Belarus and Russia, noted President Alexander Lukashenko during a meeting with the governor of the Ulyanovsk region. This meeting is a continuation of a recent conversation, which began at a high level in Sochi.
Belarus Hi-Tech Park
Ulyanovsk region governor Sergei Morozov visiting Minsk Belarus and Russia continue to develop regional cooperation. Barely had the forum in Sochi finished when the next Russian delegation came on a visit to Belarus. This time Belarus welcomes the Ulyanovsk region delegation headed by the Governor Sergei Morozov. The sides plan to discuss a variety of areas of joint work: from engineering and industrial cooperation to construction and agriculture. The Russian and Belarusian sides will also focus on deliveries of passenger, freight and agricultural machinery, auto components, and machine tools.

20.09.2015

Mikhail Myasnikovich, Chairman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus
Will Belarus and Russia have single currency? Interview with Mikhail Myasnikovich The "dairy" controversy of the presidents, including at the Forum of Regions in Sochi, is a colorful example of how the heads of state are personally fighting for the interests of their countries! There are still many barriers and restrictions in Belarusian-Russian trade.   For example Russian Prime Minister Medvedev, visiting Grodno recently, asked at a solemn feast to be treated Belarusian parmesan, Belarusian Jamón and Belarusian oysters? Such ironic phobia! We began the interview with Chairman of the Council of the Republic (in the recent past, the Prime Minister of Bel

04.08.2015

2nd Forum of Regions of Russia and Belarus due in Sochi in mid-September
2nd Forum of Regions of Russia and Belarus due in Sochi in mid-September The Union State partners, Belarus and Russia, will in the near future meet at the second forum of regions of Belarus and Russia. It will be held Sochi in mid-September. On August 3, the upper chamber of the Belarusian parliament discussed preparations for the meeting of the business circles of the two countries. 

13.07.2015

Second Forum of Regions of Russia and Belarus to be held in Sochi
Second Forum of Regions of Russia and Belarus to be held in Sochi Emphasis on industrial policy of the Belarus-Russia Union State. The second Forum of Regions of Russia and Belarus will be held in Sochi, the CTV channel learned from the upper chamber of the Belarusian parliament, where MPs discussed details of the upcoming meeting.
Minsk and Moscow regions intend to expand business cooperation
Minsk and Moscow regions intend to expand business cooperation The Minsk and Moscow regions intend to expand business cooperation. Firstly, this relates to industry and agriculture. That was the major topic of conversation at the meeting of the governor of the Minsk region Semen Shapiro and Deputy Prime Minister of the Moscow region Denis Butsaev. The Russian side is interested in supplies of Belarusian vegetables, meat and dairy products. The sides have already selected areas for the establishment of logistics centers. Also, they provide cultural and educational exchange.

08.07.2015

Delegation from Chechnya on a visit to Belarus
Delegation from Chechnya on a visit to Belarus Belarus considers all areas of development of cooperation with Chechnya. This was stated by the Belarusian government during a meeting with the delegation of this republic. The parties will develop a joint action program, since the trade turnover is too small. Mutual interest lies in areas such as selection, seed and livestock.  Belarus is also ready to create joint ventures, including the production of agricultural and road machinery.

07.07.2015

Belarusian goods to get space at St. Petersburg's Import Substitution Center
Belarusian goods to get space at St. Petersburg's Import Substitution Center Positive negotiations. Belarus will continue to increase trade with St. Petersburg. Also, Belarus will get a trade space in the center of import substitution, which is currently under construction in St. Petersburg. This was one of the topics of the July 6 meeting of the working group of the Council of Business Cooperation of St. Petersburg and the Republic of Belarus.
Belarus restricts pork imports from Russia, Ukraine referring to African swine fever
Belarus restricts pork imports from Russia, Ukraine referring to African swine fever Belarus restricts the import of pork from the Saratov region of Russia and the Rivne region of Ukraine. Cases of African swine fever have been reported on the territory of these regions. Therea are no vaccines against the disease. It kills almost all diseased livestock. For man, the ASF is safe.

06.07.2015

Ukraine's Odessa region delegation on a visit to Belarus
Ukraine's Odessa region delegation on a visit to Belarus A Ukrainian trend in tourism. A delegation from the Odessa region is on a visit in Belarus. The guests are visiting the Mogilev region, the most eastern region of Belarus. The delegation is discussing primarily economic matters. Ukrainians invite Belarusian tourists to look for new markets.

16.06.2015

Russia's Rostov hosts Belarus' MTZ tractor race
Video: Russia's Rostov hosts Belarus' MTZ tractor race Those who believe that MTZ tractors are slow and cumbersome are absolutely wrong! These machines are able to move quickly and perform virtuoso maneuvers.  An unusual race was held in the Rostov region of Russia.  The event featured only MTZ tractors, which are produced in Belarus. Taking part in the race were drivers and machine operators from Russian regions. The 11-kilometer track had jumps, mud pits, steep turns and even a fire obstacle.

27.04.2015

April 27 meeting between the Belarus head of state and the governor of the Chelyabinsk region (Russia)
Belarus, Chelyabisnk region of Russia interested in high-tech joint ventures Belarus and the Chelyabinsk region of Russia are interested in the establishment of joint ventures to produce high-tech products. Promising areas of cooperation were discussed at an April 27 meeting between the Belarus head of state and the governor of the Russian region.

05.04.2015

Darya Domracheva
After Big Crystal Globe: Darya Domracheva wins mega mass start in Tyumen Tyumen Governor on April 4 closely followed the champion from Belarus Darya Domracheva. The winner of the Big Crystal Globe for only a few hours came home to Minsk, to hug her mother and brother and then flew to places where snow still lies. The Picture of the World program reports from Tyumen and Minsk. Alexander Shamko, Minister of Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Belarus:I postponed the reception of citizens, therefore, probably I violated some requirements but this is due to objective reasons.

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