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15.08.2017

Russian military arriving in Belarus August 15 for final stage of West-2017 exercise
Russian military arriving in Belarus August 15 for final stage of West-2017 exercise Preparation for the Belarusian-Russian drills West 2017 is at the final stage. The military of the neighboring state are arriving in Belarus on August 15 to conduct joint strategic maneuvers.

09.08.2017

Belarus' reconnaissance troops to hold tactical drills ahead of West 2017
Belarus' reconnaissance troops to hold tactical drills ahead of West 2017 Belarusian reconnaissance troops will hold tactical drills ahead of West 2017 exercises. The combat training starts on August 9 and will last 2 days. During this time, the military personnel will improve field training and work out the organization and provision of reconnaissance. This will be the final stage of preparation for the joint strategic exercise of the Armed Forces of Belarus and Russia West 2017. The large-scale exercise West 2017 will be held at various firing ranges of Belarus from 14 to 20 September.

02.08.2017

Belarusian tramcars, longest in CIS, to be exported to St. Petersburg
Belarusian tramcars, longest in CIS, to be exported to St. Petersburg Belarusian tramcars in St. Petersburg: a batch of six trains will appear in the northern capital of Russia in the autumn of 2017. Engineers from Belarus, Czechia, Spain and Switzerland took part in the development of this urban transport. All tramcars are more comfortable: the cabin has air conditioning and sockets have been added for convenience. The cars have systems counting passengers as well as systems for video surveillance and information boards.

28.07.2017

Belarus, Russia plan joint distant sensing satellite launch by 2021
Belarus, Russia plan joint distant sensing satellite launch by 2021 The Belarusian-Russian distant sensing satellite is planned to be launched by 2021. Scientists of the two countries are already working on it creation.

26.07.2017

Belarus and Russia release 30,000 sterlet fish to the Dnieper River
Belarus and Russia release 30,000 sterlet fish to the Dnieper River Environmentalists of Belarus and Russia have implemented a joint project. More than 30,000 sterlet fish were released in the Dnieper River on the western outskirts of Smolensk. This is the first stocking of the river after the large plague that occurred in 2016. There are no borders for water inhabitants, but on both sides ecologists have many projects. Their further plans are to release in the Dnieper fry of pike and pike perch.

25.07.2017

No delays promised in Belarusian NPP commissioning
No delays promised in Belarusian NPP commissioning The Belarusian NPP will be built in the established time frame. On July 24 at a meeting with Alexander Lukashenko this was confirmed by the general director of Rosatom Alexei Likhachev. The first reactor will be finished in the beginning of 2018.

13.07.2017

Belarusian MFA: West 2017 drills purely defensive
Belarusian MFA: West 2017 drills purely defensive The military exercise of Belarus and Russia West 2017 was planned long ago and does not threaten anyone, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus. Belarus sends invitations to foreign countries and international organizations to monitor the drills. Meanwhile, this measure is proactive and based on the principles of openness. The active phase of the exercises will be monitored by representatives of the UN, OSCE, NATO, and the CSTO.

12.07.2017

Alexander Lukashenko: Belarusians contribute to development of Russian language
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarusians contribute to development of Russian language On July 12 Minsk will become a large-scale discussion platform. The World Congress of Russian Press gathered representatives of more than 50 countries. Yulia Beshanova, CTV:The plenary meeting is the key moment of the congress. The President of the Republic of Belarus also participated in the opening of the meeting. He addressed all those present with a welcome speech.
Alexander Lukashenko: Russia can't easily refuse from Belarusian goods
Alexander Lukashenko: Russia can't easily refuse from Belarusian goods Belarus needs to tell the world about itself more bravely, said on July 11 the head of state. The main task of Belarusian diplomatic missions abroad is export. Over the five months the exports grew by 20%, and this is $2 billion. $1.7 billion came from sectors not related to raw materials. By the way, Russia accounts for more than 50% of that growth. As we can see, Russia remains the main trade and economic partner of Belarus. The regions of the two countries are not far behind. In general, in 2016 alone, Belarus was visited by more than 70 delegations.

11.07.2017

Time to talk about digital revolution: Congress of Russian Press underway in Minsk
Time to talk about digital revolution: Congress of Russian Press underway in Minsk The XIX World Congress of the Russian Press is taking place in Minsk on July 11. Before the forum began, journalists and other media representatives went to the Victory Monument in the center of Belarus' capital, where they honored the memory of those who died during the Great Patriotic War.

06.07.2017

Independence Palace, Belarus, Minsk
Zapad 2017 drills is significant step in ensuring Belarus' national security The exercise Zapad 2017 (West 2017) is a significant step in ensuring national security, said President Alexander Lukashenko on July 6 at the ceremony to honor graduates of higher military educational institutions and higher officers. Taking into account the growing terrorist threat in the world, active illegal migration, the spread of drugs and the import of weapons, the young generation will have to work hard.

05.07.2017

Tula Deputy Governor about popularity of Belarusian products
Tula Deputy Governor about popularity of Belarusian products The Union dialogue will be continued. After a fruitful day in Moscow, where the negotiations between the Presidents of Belarus AND Russia had just ended, experts of the two countries are summing up the results.

02.07.2017

Alexander Lukashenko at the fourth Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia
Alexander Lukashenko at the fourth Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia Presidents of Belarus and Russia discussed the most important subjects during the fourth Forum of Regions, which was held in Moscow. Economy is on the first place. Cooperation in production, taking down the barriers in exporting food from Belarus to Russia, oil and gas. Ivan Bambiza, Deputy State Secretary of the Union State of Belarus and Russia:Presidents of Belarus and Russia met, business met, agreements were made. And decisions have been made.

01.07.2017

Vladimir Putin about Belarus’ investment to Russian agriculture, retailing and pharmaceutics
Vladimir Putin about Belarus’ investment to Russian agriculture, retailing and pharmaceutics A few hours before the Supreme State Council meeting of the Union State, Presidents Lukashenko and Putin took part in the fourth Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia. The main subjects are innovation development and digital economy; the sides are to expand cooperation in these directions. The Forum of Regions greets the Presidents. Short negotiations, mutual photographs and partaking in the closing ceremony of the Forum.
President Lukashenko about development of Russia’s agriculture sector
President Lukashenko about development of Russia’s agriculture sector Belarus and Russia are both prepared to use the Union’s potential for sustainable development. President Lukashenko says that Belarus is ready to continue a constructive dialogue, to make decisions on topical issues of cooperation. What future awaits the Union State? The Supreme State Council meeting was held in the Kremlin on June 30, 2017. This is where the document on the Union Sate of Belarus and Russia was signed. The handshake of the Presidents of Belarus and Russia looks symbolic; it is a reminder of the equality of the two countries in the Union.

30.06.2017

Belarus President: We must prove to the world we are a self-sufficient country
Belarus President: We must prove to the world we are a self-sufficient country The further development of integration between Belarus and Russia should be facilitated by decisions to be taken at the meeting of the Supreme State Council. On the eve of the meeting, Alexander Lukashenko in the Kremlin met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. As noted by the leaders of the states, the significant events that are currently taking place in Moscow will allow discussing and resolving the most pressing interaction issues.
Belarus, Russia boasting own high-tech developments at Forum of Regions
Belarus, Russia boasting own high-tech developments at Forum of Regions On June 30, the heads of state of Belarus and Russia will visit the IV Forum of Regions, which in 2017 is devoted to integration development in the field of high technologies and innovations. Presidents of Belarus and Russia Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin are expected to partake in the forum activities too and have talks on the Belarusian-Russian cooperation.
Belarus, Russia consider cancelling roaming
Belarus, Russia consider cancelling roaming The 5th forum of regions will be held in Belarus, chairman of the upper house of the Belarusian parliament Mikhail Myasnikovich told media on June 30. It is proposed to create IT clusters in the border regions of Belarus and Russia. Moreover, the two countries consider cancelling roaming. Within a month, the Ministry of Communications and mobile operators might be able to do this.
High-tech among the main topics of Belarus-Russia IV Forum of Regions
High-tech among the main topics of Belarus-Russia IV Forum of Regions From cultural cohesion to economic ties: Moscow is hosting the IV Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia. A significant package of agreements on cooperation was signed between our countries already on the first day of the event. First business contracts have already been signed. The enterprises of Belneftekhim were among the main newsmakers. Partnership agreements are worth more than $100 million. In general, this effect is expected to bring the Belarus-Russia Union State to new heights.
Belarus receives fourth tranche of EDB loan
Belarus receives fourth tranche of EDB loan The fourth tranche of the loan by the Eurasian Development Bank was transferred to Belarus. It's about $2 billion.  Taking into account this tranche, Belarus has already received $1.4 billion from the EDB.  The money goes to support economic policy measures and structural reforms in the country.
Alexander Lukashenko to hold talks with Vladimir Putin in Moscow on June 30
Alexander Lukashenko to hold talks with Vladimir Putin in Moscow on June 30 The Belarus President, Alexander Lukashenko, is to hold talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Moscow on June 30. It is expected that they will discuss the most important issues facing the Union State of Belarus and Russia. It is expected that Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin will discuss much of this at a personal meeting that will take place before the session of the Supreme State Council of the Union State.

29.06.2017

Belarus President to begin working visit to Russia June 29
Belarus President to begin working visit to Russia June 29 Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has departed for Russia for a working visit In the Russian capital, he has an extensive program planned. In the coming days, the President will attend a meeting of the Supreme State Council of the Union State. It is also expected that Alexander Lukashenko will meet with Vladimir Putin, at which the leaders will discuss interaction in integration formats and exchange views on the international agenda.
4th Forum of the Regions of Belarus brings largest contract in three years
4th Forum of the Regions of Belarus brings largest contract in three years A package of agreements on cooperation between Belarus and Russia and the first contracts were signed on June 29 in Moscow during the Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia. One of the most ambitious works was carried out by Belneftekhim enterprises. Partnership agreements worth more than 100 million dollars are concluded. In total there are 15 contracts. The majority of them provide for the supply of raw materials.
Valentina Matvienko: Economic integration between Russia and Belarus at high level
Valentina Matvienko: Economic integration between Russia and Belarus at high level The first contracts have already been signed at the IV Forum of the Regions of Belarus and Russia. The partners expect fruitful results from two days of the business forum. The potential package of agreements is estimated at $400 million. An exhibition of achievements in the innovation and scientific and technical sphere opened at the forum June 29. Dozens of samples of high-tech products are presented here, including in the field of electric transport and metallurgy. Belarusian innovations are combined at the exhibition in 14 clusters in several areas.
Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions to open June 29
Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions to open June 29 The largest regional platform for companies of Belarus and Russia opens June 29 in Moscow. For the fourth consecutive year, Belarus and Russia conclude contracts at this site, which eventually benefits both nations. Just for comparison: the 2nd Forum of Regions featured agreements worth over $230 million. The third edition of the forum brought the figure of around $300 million. The current potential package of contracts is estimated at $400 million.
High technologies and innovations to be discussed at Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions
High technologies and innovations to be discussed at Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions The Belarusian delegation arrived in Moscow to participate in the 4th Forum of the Regions of Belarus and Russia. It will open on June 29 and last two days. Parliamentarians, representatives of leading enterprises, and businessmen will hold talks with their Russian counterparts. A package of contracts is ready for signing, it is estimated at $400 million. In 2017, emphasis is made on integration in the field of high technology and innovation. 

28.06.2017

Belarusian medication to be presented at Forum of Regions in Moscow
Belarusian medication to be presented at Forum of Regions in Moscow About a dozen of Belarusian pharmacological organizations will present their products at the fourth Forum of Region of Belarus and Russia. Russian colleagues will get acquainted with Belarusian products during the Days of Belarusian Science. These days are planned within the Forum of Regions.
Belarusian delegation arrives in Moscow for fourth Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia
Belarusian delegation arrives in Moscow for fourth Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia The Belarusian delegation arrived in Moscow, where it will partake in the fourth Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia on June 28-29, 2017. The delegation is headed by the Chairman of the Council of the Republic of Belarus. Parliamentarians, representatives of leading enterprises, business circles will hold negotiations with Russian colleagues. A package of contracts is all ready for signing. It is estimated at 400 million dollars.

27.06.2017

CIS to benefit from Belarus-Russia Union State, Sergei Lebedev says
CIS to benefit from Belarus-Russia Union State, Sergei Lebedev says The meeting of the Supreme State Council of the Union State will give an additional impetus to the integration cooperation between Belarus and Russia, said chairman of the executive committee of the CIS, Sergei Lebedev, on June 26.
What will Belarus present at IV Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia?
What will Belarus present at IV Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia? On June 28, Belarus will demonstrate its export potential in Moscow. Almost 60 Belarusian producers will present their products at the fair, which will be the gateway to the IV Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia, the annual economic event which aims to bring closer the regions of the two neighboring countries.

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.

22.06.2017

Belarus expects contracts worth $400m after IV Forum of Regions with Russia
Belarus expects contracts worth $400m after IV Forum of Regions with Russia The leading producers of Belarus and Russia traditionally convene to agree on new projects during Forums of Regions, an economic and cultural event that serves as a starting point for new business deals and contacts. The proposals portfolio includes more than 50 cooperation agreements in 2017. Focus is now made on high technologies. Joint Belarusian-Russian innovation developments and youth projects will be presented at the forum's exhibition.

21.06.2017

Expo-Russia Belarus 2017 opens in Minsk
Expo-Russia Belarus 2017 opens in Minsk Expo-Russia Belarus 2017 opens in Minsk More than 400 business negotiations are planned to be held during the Expo-Russia Belarus 2017. Minsk hosts the forum for the second time. In 2015 the two sides signed more than 60 contracts, the organizers of the current forum are planning to exceed the result.
Belarusian goods can be ordered from Russia: delivery by mail takes 3-4 days
Belarusian goods can be ordered from Russia: delivery by mail takes 3-4 days The Belarusian national postal network has expanded the list of Internet services. Now Russians can buy Belarusian goods. The order takes a few minutes - from registering on the site to paying online with a bank card. A parcel to Moscow or St. Petersburg will arrive within 3-4 days. Among the most popular products ordered this way are Belarusian linen and textiles, footwear, bags, cosmetics, and toys.

20.06.2017

Belarus to discuss key issues in relations with Russia in near future
Belarus to discuss key issues in relations with Russia in near future The upcoming meeting of the Supreme State Council of the Belarus-Russia Union State should be effective and give practical results, said President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko today during a working meeting with State Secretary of the Union State Grigory Rapota. The agenda of the forthcoming meeting was in the center of attention. The key issues of the relationship between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus will be reviewed, as well as trade and economic relations, the social sphere and the engineering complex of the two countries.

19.06.2017

Belarusian ice cream to be exported to Russia, Israel, Canada and Georgia
Belarusian ice cream to be exported to China Santa Bremor will export Belarusian ice cream to a number of countries, including China. The first batch will go to that market as early as July 2017. By the way, in 2017 Belarusian ice cream was exported even to Canada. Israel and Georgia also love it. "Matias" in Belarus is actually "Santa Bremor". The company began fish business 19 years ago and conquered the world with it. However, now factories near Brest produce various products, including ice cream.

16.06.2017

Belarus, Russia premiers meet in St.Petersburg June 16
Belarus, Russia premiers meet in St.Petersburg June 16 The Prime Ministers of Belarus Russia met in St. Petersburg June 16. They discussed cooperation between the two countries. The city on the Neva River is hosting the meeting of the Belarus-Russia Union State Council.  Prior to the meeting, bilateral talks between the governments took place too. Andrei Kobyakov and Dmitry Medvedev discussed some issues on the agenda.
Belarus President on West 2017 drills: Nobody is going to neglect security of states
Belarus President on West 2017 drills: Nobody is going to neglect security of states The CSTO member states are able to solve internal problems in the area of ​​responsibility of the organization, said on June 15 the President of Belarus at a meeting with the secretaries of the Security Council of the Tashkent Treaty.
Belarus, Russia begin preparation for West 2017 drills
Belarus, Russia begin preparation for West 2017 drills For the first time the military of Belarus and Russia are building bridges and organizing ferries. Now, army units don't consider water a barrier. The redeployment of equipment on special bridges is possible thanks to the engineering troops of Belarus and a special Russian battalion. The coordination of their actions was practiced on the Dnieper River.

15.06.2017

Belarus and Russia continue syncing legislation
Belarus and Russia continue syncing legislation The meeting of the Council of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union of Belarus and Russia began in Minsk. The agenda includes matters aiming to bring closer the legislations of the two countries. The event precedes the meeting of the 52nd session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union State of Belarus and Russia. Already on June 15 it will identify the priority areas for further development of the Union State.

14.06.2017

Belarus, Russia, Serbia conduct Slavic Brotherhood 2017 anti-terrorist drills
Belarus, Russia, Serbia conduct anti-terrorist drills Slavic Brotherhood 2017 About 20 military attachés watched the active phase of the Belarusian-Russian-Serbian tactical exercise Slavic Brotherhood 2017. The maneuvers were also observed by representatives of the United States, Great Britain, China, Syria, and Ukraine. The guests watched a joint antiterrorist operation at the hydroelectric complex in Brest performed by the military of Belarus, Russia and Serbia. The drills were aimed to simulate an operation to free the sluice from 'terrorists', destroy the 'radical group' and free the 'hostages'.

13.06.2017

Vladimir Semashko: Belarus, Russia to hold talks on establishing single gas market
Vladimir Semashko: Belarus, Russia to hold talks on establishing single gas market Belarus and Russia will hold talks on creating a single gas market in the nearest time. It was announced by Vladimir Semashko, Belarus’ Deputy Prime Minister. It is known that the two countries signed a document which regulates gas issues for three years in 2017. The sides are now entering a new level. The functioning and forming of gas prices in the single market will be discusses at the meeting with Russian colleagues.
CSTO Collective Rapid Response Forces to hold drills in Kyrgyzstan in 2018
CSTO Collective Rapid Response Forces to hold drills in Kyrgyzstan in 2018 The drills of the Collective Rapid Response Force of the CSTO will be held in 2018 in Kyrgyzstan. The Council of Ministers of Defense of the CSTO member states has adopted an action plan for 2018. The plan provides for joint exercises involving Russian peacekeeping forces, the collective rapid reaction forces of Tajikistan, and the reconnaissance units of Kazakhstan. All measures are aimed at increasing the effectiveness of response to crisis situations, both in the CSTO's responsibility zone and beyond.
Sberbank Russia may expand activities in Belarus
Sberbank Russia may expand activities in Belarus Alexander Lukashenko suggests that Sberbank of Russia expand the field of activity in the Belarusian market. The head of state said this on June 13 meeting with German Gref, the chairman of the board of this Russian bank. The negotiations were also attended by businessman Mikhail Gutseriev. The sides discussed the current state of affairs and new projects.

12.06.2017

Day of Russia celebrated on June 12
Day of Russia celebrated on June 12 Russia Day is celebrated on June 12. This is one of Russia's main state holidays. Festivities and concerts are held throughout the country. Festivals, fairs and free tours are held in Moscow. The holiday will end with a spectacular fireworks display - about 500 volleys from Red Square. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko congratulated President Vladimir Putin on Russia's Day.
Active phase of “Slavic brotherhood 2017” military drills begins June 12
Active phase of “Slavic brotherhood 2017” military drills begins June 12 The active phase of the joint Belarus, Russia and Serbia military drills “Slavic brotherhood 2017” begins on June 12, 2017. More than 800 military men and 100 equipment units have been concentrated at the ranges near Brest. The special forces have already carried out night military exercises and have jumped with a parachute from IL-76 aircraft.

09.06.2017

Belarus President: SCO will not allow destabilizing situation in the world
Belarus President: SCO will not allow destabilizing situation in the world Alexander Lukashenko outlined the Belarusian priorities in the work of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. This morning, the head of state arrived in Astana's Palace of Independence to participate in the summit. After a joint photo session, a meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the SCO members in an expanded format began. Today, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization is one of the most influential communities that occupies more than 60% of the territory of Eurasia. It unites 18 countries: 6 participants, 6 observers and 6 dialogue partners.

07.06.2017

Belarus may support more public-private partnership projects
Belarus may support more public-private partnership projects Experts of Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan are exchanging experience of cooperation between business and the state on June 7 in Minsk. Public-private partnership is one of the most optimal schemes of work. To implement projects, investors receive the most favorable conditions. This form of interaction was tested during the reconstruction of the M-10 highway.

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.

05.06.2017

Vladimir Makei: Belarus not going to break military ties with Russian friends
Vladimir Makei: Belarus not going to break military ties with Russian friends A joint statement was signed on June 5 by the heads of the foreign ministries of Belarus and Russia. It emphasizes that the two countries will continue to strengthen cooperation in the world arena, advocate for integration in the CIS and condemn terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.
Sergey Lavrov: Belarus is Russia's most important trading partner in CIS
Sergey Lavrov: Belarus is Russia's most important trading partner in CIS Over the 25 years of diplomatic relations, Belarus and Russia have reached the level of strategic partnership. This topic was raised on June 5 in Moscow, where the Belarusian and Russian foreign ministers met. Currently, trade and economic cooperation is at a high level. Belarus is Russia's main partner among the CIS countries and the 4th in the world.
Belarus ready to increase presence in Russian market
Belarus ready to increase presence in Russian market Over the 25 years of diplomatic relations, cooperation between Belarus and Russia has steadily expanded and deepened. This was again confirmed on June 5 in Moscow by the foreign ministries of the two countries. Currently, trade and economic cooperation is at a high level. Belarus is Russia's main partner among the CIS countries and the fourth in the world. All regions are involved in establishing such close ties. The dialogue is also established in the political and humanitarian spheres.

01.06.2017

Belarus taking part in St. Petersburg International Economic Forum
Belarus taking part in St. Petersburg International Economic Forum It is necessary to create a platform in the CIS for the integration of small and medium-sized businesses. This idea was voiced on June 1 at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. Taking part in it is the Belarusian delegation. Belarus voiced its position on the need to use the CIS as a platform for promoting economic interests. Today, trading only with goods is not enough.

31.05.2017

Economist Nakipelov: I am not sure that Ukrainian variant would be better for Belarus
Economist Nakipelov: I am not sure that Ukrainian variant would be better for Belarus Alexander Nakipelov, economist and Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences took part in the TV Program “Simple Questions” with Egor Khrustalev.

28.05.2017

Belarus, Russia scientists to cooperate in personalized medicine development
Belarus, Russia scientists to cooperate in personalized medicine development Scientists from Belarus and Russia will be cooperating in the sector of personalized medicine development. The main aim of this approach is to provide every patient with medicine that is appropriate for his organism. In such cases researches are carried out on molecular and genetic levels. Such kind of treatment is certainly more effective. Joint scientific developments have already been carried out. What is more, researchers have agreed on cooperating in the sector cellular technologies.

24.05.2017

Belarus financial police terminate shadow supply chain of sanction products
Belarus financial police terminate shadow supply chain of sanction products A shadow supply chain of sanctioned products was terminated by Belarus’ financial police. Investigations showed that five Belarusian entrepreneurs registered cargos at the customs from the EU. Among the goods were fruits and vegetables which are prohibited to import to Russia. Therefore, 600 vehicles with goods managed to go through the border. Belarusian businessmen got more than BYN 1 million from Russian originators. They were the organizers of the criminal scheme.
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.
Russia lifts ban on several Belarusian meat and dairy plants
Russia lifts ban on several Belarusian meat and dairy plants Russia lifts ban on several Belarusian meat and dairy plants Russia’s Ministry of Agriculture is lifting the ban on several Belarusian plants. Relevant agencies held talks in Moscow. It became clear that Russia has no complaints against seven Belarusian dairy plants. What is more, two meat processing plants have been opened and

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.

17.05.2017

Belarusian manufacturers to be able to participate in public procurement in Russia
Belarusian manufacturers to be able to participate in public procurement in Russia Belarusian producers have got the right to take part in the purchases of Russian state corporations. Thus a market of at least $150 billion opens up for Belarusian suppliers. This decision was made jointly by Belarusian and Russian counterparts. Until recently, goods from Belarus have been considered foreign on the territory of Russia. This negatively affected the price and competitiveness of Belarusian products.

15.05.2017

Russia transfers flights from Belarus to international sector Flights from Belarus in Russian airports are transferred to international sectors from May 15, 2017. In this connection passenger service will be changed. Now passengers will be going through border control.

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.

05.05.2017

Russia to introduce border control for flights from Belarus May 15
Russia to introduce border control for flights from Belarus May 15 Russia is going to introduce border control for flights from Belarus. From May 15, planes arriving from Belarus or departing in the opposite direction will be transferred to international terminals. Previously they were serviced in the domestic sector. Passengers with Belarusian and Russian citizenship will not be subjected to border control. They will need to show proof of identity and the boarding pass. Notes confirming border crossing will not be put.

01.05.2017

Rosselkhoznadzor to inspect more Belarusian plants
Rosselkhoznadzor to inspect more Belarusian plants Rosselkhoznadzor specialists are getting down to another inspection of Belarusian plants on May 1, 2017. Upon the request of Belarus they will visit those places, which haven’t been inspected before, so that they would enter the Russian market in future. It is the second monitoring in the current spring. Russian specialists will be working together with Belarusian experts now. They are to visit a dozen of dairy, meat and fish producing plants.

27.04.2017

Rosselkhoznadzor to check 12 more Belarusian enterprises in May
Rosselkhoznadzor to check 12 more Belarusian enterprises in May Belarus expects the next inspection of the Rosselkhoznadzor in early May, said Minister of Agriculture and Food at the opening of the International Dairy Forum in Minsk. Leonid Zayats said that a preliminary report has already been received on the results of the latest inspection of Belarusian enterprises by Russian experts. According to the minister, there are no global complaints, and some of them were at least somewhat biased. At the moment, the first eight enterprises that have been subject to restrictions have been checked.
Belarusian scientists developing new nuclear fuel with Russian, US counterparts
Belarusian scientists developing new nuclear fuel with Russian, US counterparts A new kind of nuclear fuel can be more effective, affordable and safe. Belarusian scientists are working on the creation of such a material together with colleagues from Russia and the United States. As a result they expect to get a material that can be used in nuclear power plants. There are plans to hold a number of research projects in Belarus.

26.04.2017

Belarus gets $300m tranche of Eurasian Stabilization and Development Fund
Belarus gets $300m tranche of Eurasian Stabilization and Development Fund The third tranche of the Eurasian Stabilization and Development Fund's loan has been transferred to Belarus. Its size is $300 million. According to the Ministry of Finance of Belarus, the country has fulfilled all the conditions for obtaining this money. The agreement on granting Belarus the loan was signed in March. The total amount of the loan is $2 billion. It will be transferred in seven tranches to support the economic policy and structural changes in Belarus. Photo: forbes.kz

24.04.2017

Belarus and Russia's Nizhny Novgorod Region to manufacture automobile components together
Belarus and Russia's Nizhny Novgorod Region to manufacture automobile components together Belarus and Russia's Nizhny Novgorod region will joint produce automobile components, which will be competitive price and quality-wise. The agreement was made by the two sides during the Belarus-Nizhny Novgorod Business Cooperation Council session. Belarusian builders are prepared to erect infrastructure in Nizhny Novgorod, where a range of FIFA World Cup matches will be held in 2018. It is quite possible that fans will be driven to the sports arenas in Belarusian buses.
Belarus plans to import about 18 million tons of Russian oil in 2017
Belarus plans to import about 18 million tons of Russian oil in 2017 Belarus plans to import about 18 million tons of Russian oil in 2017 Belarus is planning to import about 18 million tons of Russian oil in 2017. Increasing the stream of raw material will allow to overload oil refinery plants. Belarus and Russia signed a package of documents which regulates relations concerning oil and gas sectors in April 2017. It was followed by the negotiations held by Belarus’ and Russia’s presidents on April 3, 2017 in St. Petersburg.

21.04.2017

Alexander Lukashenko to Valery Shantsev: "We can build nuclear power plants around the world"
Alexander Lukashenko to Valery Shantsev: "We can build nuclear power plants around the world" 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.

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.

18.04.2017

Russia to increase oil supplies to Belarus from April 18
Russia to increase oil supplies to Belarus from April 18 From April 18, Russia is to increase oil supplies to Belarus. All in all, in 2017, Belarus will buy 24 million tons of oil. Of this amount, 18 million tons will be delivered for processing at Belarusian oil refineries. Now the supply of oil will be carried out exclusively by pipeline, whereas previously, one million tons was transported by rail. Because of this, Belarus lost about $70 per ton. Belarus will not anymore be required to supply annually about 1 million tons of high-octane gasoline to Russia.

17.04.2017

Russian government on oil and gas agreements with Belarus
Russian government on oil and gas agreements with Belarus The President of the country shares the Easter traditions with Belarusians. Alexander Lukashenko traditionally makes a festive address. During the main Christian holidays he goes to church. I do not know what Alexander Lukashenko thinks about when he puts a candle, but, undoubtedly, about good wishes (maybe even prayers), not only about close people, but about the whole Belarus, of course.

16.04.2017

Rosselkhoznadzor lifts ban on 2 Belarusian plants
Rosselkhoznadzor lifts ban on 2 Belarusian plants Rosselkhoznadzor lifted the ban on import restrictions of another two Belarusian plants. The first results of the agency’s specialists were announced on April 15, 2017 in Moscow. Meat and dairy processing plants were given green light for Russian market supplies. The final report on the results of Rosselkhoznadzor’s inspection is promised to be sent to Belarus on April 20.

14.04.2017

Russia increases oil supplies to Belarus
Russia increases oil supplies to Belarus Russia has increased its oil supplies to Belarus. On April 14, the Belarus and Russia started the implementation of the agreements reached in Moscow yesterday. Belarus will receive 24 million tons of oil in 2017.
Belarus to sign next oil deal with Russia by July 1, 2019
Belarus to sign next oil deal with Russia by July 1, 2019 Minsk and Moscow have finally settled all issues in the oil and gas sector. Vice Premier of Belarus Vladimir Semashko and Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak signed on 13 April protocols that make changes to the previous agreements. According to the documents Belarus will every year receive from Russia 24 million tons of oil, of which 18 will be used for recycling.
What will be discussed at EEU meeting in Bishkek?
What will be discussed at EEU meeting in Bishkek? Belarus board No1 landed in the international airport in Bishkek. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, who is on a working visit in Bishkek, will take part in the meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council. Security issues are also on the agenda. This question will be discussed during the informal meeting of heads of CSTO member states.

13.04.2017

Minsk, Moscow find solution to oil and gas dispute
Minsk, Moscow find solution to oil and gas dispute The Russian government has approved a package of documents on oil and gas issues with Belarus. Minsk and Moscow have found a solution that satisfies both sides. Until 2024, 24 million tons of Russian oil will be delivered to Belarus every year. 
Kommersant newspaper: Russian General Prosecutor's Office demands to dismiss Rosselkhoznadzor leadership
Kommersant newspaper: Russian General Prosecutor's Office demands to dismiss Rosselkhoznadzor leadership Russian Prosecutor General's Office is calling for the resignation of the leadership of the sanitary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor, reads newspaper "Kommersant" which cites its own sources. According to the newspaper, the Prosecutor General's office found that the agency under the supervision of Sergey Dankvert systematically violated the rights of entrepreneurs, and sometimes the law. Rosselkhoznadzor created "an additional burden on business", that is, carried out inspections on trumped-up reasons.
Political analyst Kirill Koktysh on Belarus-Russia relations
Political analyst Kirill Koktysh on Belarus-Russia relations Kirill Koktysh, a famous expert in foreign policy, docent of Moscow State Institute of International Relations, shared with the CTV Channel several aspects of Belarus-Russia relations after negotiations in Saint Petersburg between Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin.Good afternoon, Mr. Koktysh. Mr. Koktysh: Good afternoon.We met at the Exhibition of Economic Achievements. What achievements can Belarusians and Russians boast?

11.04.2017

Minsk Region products presented in Moscow
Minsk Region products presented in Moscow One of the recent sanctions campaigns of the government Russian product lobby has been a ban on Minsk Region meat products. The region demonstrated Moscow its potential after the meeting of Belarus and Russia Presidents. All the products presented in Moscow are to everyone’s taste. They say every man to his taste. However, when it goes about the taste of Belarusian products on Russian soil, this set expression is going out of fashion.

10.04.2017

7 reasons to consider compromises between Belarus and Russia beneficial
7 reasons to consider compromises between Belarus and Russia beneficial The results of the negotiations of President Lukashenko and President Putin. Alexander Lukashenko said that in a way it was a compromise for Belarus but a beneficial one. That’s why it is difficult to stumble at the relevance of these negotiations. What did Belarus and Belarusians end up in the end with then?

09.04.2017

St. Petersburg residents react to April subway attack
St. Petersburg residents react to April subway attack The terrorist attack will hardly surprise anyone, especially when it happens in Iraq or Pakistan or Syria - these are habitual hot spots and few Belarusians live there. Turkey or Egypt are also hot but a lot of Belarusians go to these countries on holidays. But when the trouble happens nearby, the information and psychological effect is magnified.
Preserving stability of Russia and Belarus. Agreements made by Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin
Preserving stability of Russia and Belarus. Agreements made by Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin The meeting of President Lukashenko and President Putin in St. Petersburg settled the long lasting economical dispute. Industrialists, agrarians and politicians of Belarus froze like in a mime and waited for the moment when the two presidents shook hands. It was in St. Petersburg. In the nearest time at least two more meetings are expected, in Bishkek at the EEU Summit and the Supreme State Council of the Union State of Russia and Belarus. Let’s return back to the negotiations in St. Petersburg. The relations between Belarus and Russia brightened up.
President Lukashenko gives interview to TV and radio company Mir
President Lukashenko gives interview to TV and radio company Mir It happened to be so that during Alexander Lukashenko’s visit to St. Petersburg a terrorist act occurred in the underground of this city. It seemed that the two presidents won’t again agree on some issues after the news on the tragedy. However, it turned out to be different. President Lukashenko gave an interview to the TV and radio company Mir on the negotiations with Vladimir Putin.

08.04.2017

Alexander Lukashenko about results of negotations with Vladimir Putin
Alexander Lukashenko about results of negotations with Vladimir Putin At the meeting dedicated to the problems and perspectives of Belarusian Science Alexander Lukashenko spoke about the results of the negotiations with Vladimir Putin. Vladimir Shimov, rector of Belarus State Economic University: We understand perfectly well that economy always depends on science, and science depends on economy. You visited Russia not so long ago. We would like to find out the results of your visit. It would be rather interesting for us and to those people whom we work with.

07.04.2017

"I showed Putin, who benefits from sanctioned goods." Aleksandr Lukashenko gives interview to TV company Mir
Belarus is not going to attack anyone but will defend what it has, Alexander Lukashenko says The preservation of peace and security in the region became one of the topics of the interview President Alexander Lukashenko gave to the TV and Radio Company Mir. During the open and frank conversation, the Belarus President covered a wide range of matters like the recent talks of Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin, as well as the tragedy in St. Petersburg. At this point, as Alexander Lukashenko noted, all the bilateral problems between Belarus and Russia immediately seemed so small.
Rosselkhoznadzor's Dankvert refuses to continue working with Belarus, hands over his duties
Rosselkhoznadzor's Dankvert refuses to continue working with Belarus, hands over his duties On 5 April, the presidents of Belarus and Russia found ways to resolve the issue of the supply of Belarusian goods to Russia. Representatives of Russia's Rosselkhoznadzor watchdog were personally invited to check the Belarusian companies in question. Groups have already started to work at factories in the Gomel and Brest regions. But the head of the Federal Service - Sergei Dankvert - declined the invitation in a very clear form.

06.04.2017

Belarus President gives interview to TV and radio company Mir
Belarus President gives interview to TV and radio company Mir The functioning of the Belarus-Russia Union State, CSTO, CIS reforms and methods of combating terrorism were the major topics touched on by Aleksandr Lukashenko in an interview to the interstate TV and radio company Mir. During the open and frank conversation, the President shared his vision of the further development of integration associations. Alexander Lukashenko in detail told Mir about the state and prospects of the Belarusian-Russian relations. First of all, he spoke on the trade and economic cooperation.
Belarusian pilots preparing for International Army Games 2017
Belarusian pilots preparing for International Army Games 2017 Belarusian crews of helicopters are getting ready for international army games. In 2017, one of the most spectacular events – air darts - will be held in China. Belarusian pilots will perform on new Mi-8 helicopters. It differs from its predecessor thanks to improved flight characteristics. The pilots are training near Osipovichi, Belarus. The competition program includes several stages: reconnaissance, use of air weapons and physical fitness. The training conditions will be more complicated as new fire missions have been added.

05.04.2017

Belarus hopes Russia will lift food export restrictions in April
Belarus hopes Russia will lift food export restrictions in April Belarus expects the restrictions on products delivery to Russia to be lifted as early as this month, Agriculture and Food Minister Leonid Zayats said on the 4th of April 2017. The Russian sanitary watchdog, Rosselkhoznadzor (FSVPS), may recheck the Belarusian enterprises under sanctions at the beginning of April. The Belarussian enterprises under restriction are to be checked up according to the agreements between the presidents of Russia and Belarus.
Belarus and Russia union worth more than any economic disputes
Belarus and Russia union worth more than any economic disputes Belarus and Russia have resolved all outstanding issues in the bilateral relations. This became known after the talks between Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin. The Presidents discussed a wide range of topics: from agricultural policy to the international agenda. There is an agreement that Russia will refinance the debt of Belarus. Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation:We agreed that we would resolve all our disputes in the oil and gas sector. Actually, it's better to say we have already resolved them.
Belarus ready to provide assistance to Russia in subway attack investigation
Belarus ready to provide assistance to Russia in subway attack investigation Belarus is ready to provide the necessary assistance to Russia in the investigation of the explosion in the subway, reads the letter of condolence written by Alexander Lukashenko to the President of Russia, as well as families and friends of those killed and injured in the terrorist attack. SEE: Russia’s Investigative Committee identifies St. Petersburg underground suicide bomber

04.04.2017

Russia to supply 24m tonnes of oil to Belarus annually
Russia to supply 24m tons of oil to Belarus annually Russia will be supplying up to 24mln tonnes of oil to Belarus annually. It was stated by Belarus’ Deputy Prime Minister Vladimir Semashko on April 4, 2017. The supply of Russian oil in previous volumes to Belarus will be renewed no later than April 13.
Russia to refinance Belarus' debts
Russia to refinance Belarus' debts Russia will refinance the debt of Belarus and help with the funds of the Eurasian Foundation of Stabilization and Development. First Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Vasily Matyushevsky told reporters about the agreement reached during the meeting between Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin on April 3.
Belarus, Russia presidents say energy issues resolved
Belarus, Russia presidents say energy issues resolved Belarus and Russia have resolved all the issues in the oil and gas sector. This was announced after talks of Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin. The heads of state earlier held one on one talks and were then joined by their delegations. Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation:We agreed that we would resolve all our disputes in the oil and gas sector. Actually, it's better not to say 'agreed', because we've already resolved them.
Belarusians condole over St. Petersburg subway attack
Belarusians condole over St. Petersburg subway attack Belarusians have perceived the events in St. Petersburg with great pain. In an endless stream people come to the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Minsk to bring flowers and light candles. These are representatives of organizations and institutions, students and ordinary citizens. Citizens:We all support our fraternal Russian people and grieve with them. Of course, it's terrible that such things happen in the world. Innocent people were going to study or home. And their lives ended so tragically.

03.04.2017

Presidents Putin, Lukashenko meet in St. Petersburg April 3
Presidents Putin, Lukashenko meet in St. Petersburg April 3 Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin met in St. Petersburg on April 3. The heads of state started the conversation with the tragedy in the St. Petersburg metro. The President of Belarus expressed his condolences and disappointment that their dialogue was overshadowed by these sad events.

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