Minsk into top destinations for Russians' May holidays
Belarus has topped the ranking of countries that are popular for Russian tourists during the May holiday. Among other top-ranking places are the Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, Thailand, Greece, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania and Germany.
Among the most demanded cities are Minsk, Prague, Rome, Riga, Barcelona, Vilnius, Tallinn, Helsinki, Baku and Bratislava.
By the way, the cheapest way to have a rest in May in Brest, while Venice and Hong Kong.
Belarus President: Do not make us choose between east and west
Belarus-EU relations should be built without prejudice in relation to Belarus, said April 5 Alexander Lukashenko at a government meeting.
Dynamic relations between Minsk and Brussels can be called positive. In recent years, the level and intensity of contacts has increased and the overall atmosphere of the bilateral ties has improved.
In February 2016, the Council of the European Union lifted most of sanctions against Belarus.
Belarusians and Russians: joint projects and Union State programs
The two countries are linked by several major joint projects. Including in the framework of the Union State.
The two countries are exchanging experience in the field of cell technology. Now they are planning to organize exchanges between the donor registers of the two countries.
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Vladimir Putin on Day of Peoples' Unity
Belarus and Russia are celebrating the Day of Unity of the Peoples. 20 years ago in Moscow, Alexander Lukashenko and Boris Yeltsin signed the treaty establishing the Community of Belarus and Russia. During this time, the name of the integration association has changed, but not its significance.
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.
Russian ambassador: Industrial cooperation with Belarus positive
Belarus and Russia will continue to develop cooperation. As noted on March 31 by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia to Belarus Alexander Surikov, the policy of industrial cooperation, started about 10 years ago, is giving positive results.
Now these processes cover about 8,000 enterprises in both countries. There are almost 40 Belarusian assembly production facilities operating in Russia. Some of them are large enough, for example, Bryanskselmash.
Belarus' accession to the WTO: pros and cons
Belarus will invigorate the negotiation process on accession to the World Trade Organization. This instruction was given on March 29 by President Alexander Lukashenko after the meeting to discuss Belarus' WTO accession.
There are 162 World Trade Organization members nowadays. Even Belarus' partners in the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) are there. However, now they need to adjust EEU regulations to WTO rules.
Belarusian paratroopers to continue North Pole drills
Belarusian paratroopers will continue "the conquest" of the North Pole. The second landing in the harsh sub-zero temperatures will be held in early April in joint exercises with the Russian Airborne Troops.
A special operations forces division of Belarus are now in Russia's Pskov for training. Then the military from the two countries will go to land on the drifting ice of the Arctic Ocean.
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.
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.
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.
Vladimir Putin arrives in Minsk to take part in Supreme State Council of Union State
Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Minsk to participate in the session of the Supreme State Council of the Union State.
The meeting will be held under the chairmanship of President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko in the Palace of Independence.
There are more than a dozen of current issues on the agenda.
The parties will approve the Union State budget for 2016. Most likely, the budget will amount to six billions Russian rubles, which is a bit more than the budget for 2015.
Belarus-Russia Union State meeting to take place in Minsk February 25
The meeting of the Supreme State Council of the Belarus-Russia Union State will be held in Minsk on February 25.
The agenda will include more than a dozen questions. In particular, it is expected that the meeting participants will discuss the approval of the Union's budget for 2016 and results of the implementation of last year's budget.
There will also be discussed the results of trade and economic and political cooperation. The participants of the Supreme State Council session will also adopt a program of cooperation for the next two years.
Belarus, Russia developing infrared camera
Scientific modernization within the Union State of Belarus and Russia continues. Belarusian developers, together with colleagues from Russia, continue to work on the program "Union State Infrared Camera."
For several years, they have produced optoelectronic systems that convert thermal radiation from various objects into an image on the screen. Thus it is possible to identify attempts to transport illicit substances at the border.
Alexander Lukashenko, Vladimir Putin agree to strengthen bilateral cooperation in all areas
The presidents of Belarus and Russia have held a meeting without ties February 5. The talks were held in Sochi, where Alexander Lukashenko is now on a short vacation. Despite the informal nature of the communication, the leaders discussed the pressing state matters. Particular attention was paid to the prospects of the bilateral relations.
Minsk and Moscow are strategic partners. In February, the Belarusian capital will host a meeting of the Supreme State Council of the Union State. Its agenda was also discussed on 5 February.
Belarus air force agrees Su-30 purchase from Russia
The air force of Belarus is now one step closer to fleet renewal. Belarus has reached a preliminary agreement with the Russian side on the acquisition of multi-purpose fighters Su-30. They are designed to replace MiG-29, which are now in service.
The replacement of fighter jets will increase Belarus' opportunities for the destruction of air targets. In addition, thanks to these jets, Belarusian air force will be able to perform combat tasks from any airport of the country.
300 Belarusian paratroopers to land at North Pole
Belarusian paratroopers have landed at the North Pole. The operation is planned in the framework of joint exercise with the Russian airborne troops.
The units will then undergo an intensive phase of preparation for landing on drifting ice in difficult weather conditions.
Belarusian soldiers landed by parachute on the North Pole for the first time in 2015. Together with colleagues they practiced actions in extreme conditions with the aim to find and assist those in trouble.
Alexander Lukashenko, Dmitry Medvedev meet informally in Sochi January 31
Belarus and Russia have agreed to work together to overcome the negative economic trends. The matter was discussed at the January 31 meeting between President Alexander Lukashenko and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in Sochi. Communication took place in an informal atmosphere. The two raised the whole range of issues of the Belarus-Russia bilateral relations.
Belarus, Russia PMs discuss 2016 cooperation prospects
Belarus and St. Petersburg are going to recover a turnover of $2 billion. The city on the Neva River on January 29 became a platform for a business cooperation council. Also, talks between the governments of Belarus and Russia were held. The premiers, Andrei Kobyakov and Dmitry Medvedev, confirmed the joint plans and in anticipation of the Supreme State Council of the Union State - the meeting will be held in February in Minsk - they checked whether the countries are on the same page on the key issues.
Belarus, Russia may sync economic policies
The Presidents of Belarus and Russia have agreed to thoroughly discuss the syncing of actions in the economy. In a telephone conversation, Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin discussed a schedule of upcoming joint events.
In particular, the presidents talked over a meeting of the Supreme State Council and the Forum of Belarus' and Russia's Regions.
Minsk among the most popular cities for Russians' New Year holidays
Minsk has been named among the top 10 New Year holiday destinations for Russians.
This ranking has been compiled by a Russian online travel service. Together with the Belarusian capital, Prague, Tallinn, Riga, Berlin, Helsinki, Rome, Vienna and Warsaw got into the list.
In addition, Minsk has become the most popular city for trips to the CIS countries. The rating was compiled using the number of hotel bookings for January 1-10 by tourists traveling on their own.
First Belarus-Russia Union State summit in 2016 due in Minsk
The meeting of the Supreme State Council of the Belarus-Russia Union State, the first one in 2016, will be held in Minsk. It will take place in Q1 2016.
This was one of the topics Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko discussed today with Union State Secretary Grigory Rapota.
Security, economy dominate CSTO, EEU summits in Moscow
Security and economy were the subjects of conversation between the presidents of the CSTO and the Eurasian Economic Union earlier this week in Moscow. The Collective Security Council adjusted the action plan in connection with the hostilities in the Middle East, the flow of refugees and the Russian plane downed by Turkey. This is a separate issue, a sensitive issue for the Kremlin, and Moscow would like to share its concern with the allies.
Eurasian Economic Union develops preliminary mechanism to monitor Ukrainian transit
Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) members - Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan - have developed a preliminary mechanism to monitor the transit of Ukrainian goods and goods from the European Union.
On 21 December, First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Igor Shuvalov said that the new mechanism will help completely control the flow of goods from Ukraine via Belarus or Russia to Kazakhstan.
CSTO discuss fight against ISIL in Moscow
The fight against the Islamic State and creation of a broad coalition to combat international terrorism were the main topics the summit of the CSTO in Moscow, in which Alexander Lukashenko took part on December 21, 2015. The meeting raised topics of the challenges of our time and, consequently, new approaches to collective security. The Eurasian Economic Union heads of state then met at the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council.
Alexander Lukashenko taking part in CSTO meeting in Moscow
The President of Belarus has arrived on a working visit to the Russian Federation. The plane with the Belarusian head of state on board landed at the airport Vnukovo 2 December 21 morning.
In Moscow, Alexander Lukashenko will take part in two major meetings at the level of heads of state: the Council of Collective Security Treaty Organization and the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council. The CSTO summit is set to deal with topical issues of international security and the possible steps to address them.
Belarusian President to make working visit to Moscow December 21
The President of Belarus on December 21 will pay a working visit to Moscow. Alexander Lukashenko will take part in the meetings of the Council of Collective Security Treaty Organization and the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council at the level of heads of state.
The CSTO summit will focus on topical issues of international security and the possible steps to address them.
Belarus may get cheaper Russian gas from January 1, 2016
On December 17, it became known that there is every reason for a significant reduction in the price of Russian gas for Belarus from January 1.
Belarus will agree on a specific value and prepare the necessary documents until early next week, said the Belarusian government.
Moscow to host CSTO, EEU summits December 21
The Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization will meet in Moscow on December 21. The Russian capital will also host the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council meeting on the same day.
The CSTO summit will discuss key issues of strengthening regional security and effective combating of international terrorism. The Supreme Eurasian Economic Council will summarize the first year of the EEU operation.
By tradition, on the sidelines of the summit, the Russian President will hold bilateral meetings with his colleagues.
Belarusian, Russian Presidents meet in Moscow December 15
The President of Belarus is confident in the fact that Belarusian and Russian peoples will become even closer in the future. Alexander Lukashenko said this meeting with Vladimir Putin during talks in the one on one format.
Belarus and Russia are long-standing and strategic partners. Collaboration is established in both political and economic areas. In 2014 alone, the countries' trade equaled to $38 billion. In January-October 2015, the amount is already $23 billion.
Alexander Lukashenko continues visit to Russia, set to meet with Vladimir Putin
The President of Belarus continues visit to the Russian Federation. Flight No.1 landed at the airport Vnukovo last night.
On December 15 in Moscow, Alexander Lukashenko will meet with his counterpart, Vladimir Putin. The talks will be held in the narrow and expanded formats. The heads of state will focus on a wide range of issues of bilateral relations, international issues and cooperation in integration associations. Following the meeting they are scheduled to sign a number of documents.
Alexander Lukashenko to visit Russia December 14-15
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko will pay an official visit to the Russian Federation on December 14-15. In Moscow, he is going to hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the narrow and expanded formats.
It is expected that the heads of state will focus on a wide range of issues of bilateral relations and international relations as well as cooperation in integration associations. As a result of the talks they will sign several documents.
In addition, Alexander Lukashenko is going to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Belarus President urges Russia, Turkey 'to make at least half a step towards each other'
In today's world, the role of small and medium-sized states is growing, stated the President of Belarus, speaking at the conference "The policy of neutrality: international cooperation for peace, security and development" in Ashgabat.
Alexander Lukashenko was visiting Turkmenistan that December 12 celebrated the Day of Neutrality. The Belarusian President spoke at the international conference dedicated to that day. The forum should become one more step on the road to peace and stability in the world.
Russia wants tighter cooperation with Belarus' industrial enterprises
Russia is interested in cooperation with Belarusian industrial enterprises. This involves implementation of extended production chain projects. Many enterprises, mainly in mechanical engineering, are already using this scheme.
Experts believe that such an approach permits to promote more efficiently joint production on the markets of third countries. The goods turnover between Belarus and Russia has decreased but the volume of the supplies remained the same.
Alexander Lukashenko named Person of the Year 2015
The Russian Biographical Institute has awarded the Belarusian President the title Person of the Year 2015. The institute highly appreciated his contribution to the strengthening of Eurasian cooperation and cooperation with Russia.
Earlier, the advisory council, which includes well-known politicians, scientists, writers and clergy, had already awarded the same title to Alexander Lukashenko. For the first time, it happened in 2012, for the formation of the EurAsEC and the Customs Union and two years later for the creation of the Eurasian Economic Union.
Belarus, Russia working on new drugs for premature babies
Belarusian scientists together with Russian colleagues will be engaged in the development of drugs for premature babies.
For a long time, experts have been working on getting one of the major proteins found in breast milk.
Today we can already talk about the unique technology. Lactoferrin will be the basis of drugs to be used in dentistry, gynecology and the treatment of skin diseases. Powerful antimicrobial and antiviral activity of the protein will create a good medication basis for nursing babies born prematurely.
Alexander Lukashenko's visit to Russia postponed
The official visit of Alexander Lukashenko to Russia has been postponed due to the workload of schedules of the two presidents, reports the press service of the Belarusian leader.
The specific date of the visit will be agreed in the near future, through diplomatic channels.
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
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.
Russian ambassador glad Alexander Lukashenko's first overseas visit due to Russia
The forthcoming visit of Alexander Lukashenko to the Russian Federation will be another step in Belarus-Russia relations, in which regional cooperation plays significant role. On Monday Belarus expects delegations from the Leningrad and Novosibirsk regions of Russia.
The CTV channel talked to Ambassador of Russia to Belarus Alexander Surikov about Belarus-Russia relations.
Belarus President's first overseas visit due to Russia, at Putin's invitation
The Belarusian President intends to make his first visit after the presidential elections to Russia, at the invitation of Vladimir Putin. Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko discussed the preparations for this meeting together with Alexander Surikov, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Belarus. The Union State leaders exchange visits constantly. Russia is the main trade partner of Minsk and at the same time the largest export market for Belarus’ goods.
Belarusian, Russian armed forces set for new cooperation plan
On November 13, President Alexander Lukashenko approved a new plan specifying the cooperation of Belarusian-Russian armies from 2016.
According to the Belarusian head of state, the security issue should be considered in terms of relations in the post-Soviet space where three major integration associations such as the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Eurasian Economic Union, and the Union State of Belarus and Russia exist. It’s indispensable to take into consideration the situation in neighboring countries as well.
Alexander Lukashenko sworn in as Belarus President (inauguration speech)
The newly elected President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko officially took office on November 6. The inauguration attracted the attention by novelties in the procedure. In the Palace of Independence, the Belarusian leader was sworn in in civilian clothes, and then appeared in State Flag Square in a military uniform.
According to the Constitution, the President shall take office only after taking the oath. The ceremony, under the law, should be held no later than two months after the elections.
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.
Belarus to use own missile system Polonez
Today, on November 3, the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, has visited Precision Electromechanical Plantlocated in the Dzerzhinsk region, where the cutting edge domestic missile system Polonez was demonstrated. The head of state was also updated on the efforts to localize the production of combat missiles.
The Polonez missile system was first demonstrated on May 9, during the parade in Minsk. The Polonez missiles have a range of 200 km. Today only several states have missile systems with such characteristics.
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus should maintain balance between Moscow and Kiev
Belarus has prepared a draft of a new military doctrine. It will be adopted in 2015 taking into account all global challenges and threats. Today, on October 30, the President addressed military officers, with the safeguarding of Belarus’ national security being the main topic. Alexander Lukashenko underlined that current repartition of spheres of influence in geopolitics requires special alertness.
Grigory Rapota: Sanctions is not the best way of international relations
State Secretary of the Union State of Belarus and Russia Grigory Rapota gave an interview to the TV journalist Egor Khrustalev.
There are a number of issues where Russia and Belarus have slightly different views. For example, the situation in Ukraine. The Ukrainian authorities often directly accuse Russia of meddling in internal affairs. On the other hand, Belarus provides a platform for negotiation. How should the Union State leadership should behave in this situation? Which language you choose to assess the situation?
Belarus mulls launching second earth remote sensing satellite BKA 2
The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) intends to strengthen cooperation in the space sphere. On October 22, the member states signed an agreement on the implementation of new joint projects and programs at a meeting at the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.
The most discussed issue was the launch of the second Belarusian satellite. Now scientists are refining the parameters of the new device and its functions.
Russia, Belarus to create Union State armed defense mechanism
Russia and Belarus will create a mechanism for the armed defense of the Union State in the next two years. This was agreed on October 21 by the military of the two countries.
In Moscow, the sides set priorities for future cooperation, taking into account the realities of foreign policy.
"Why did Belarusians once again vote for Alexander Lukashenko?": Experts and media assessment
Belarus decided on the leader of the country for the next 5 years - Alexander Lukashenko was supported by 83.5% of voters. Such figures were voiced on Friday by the Central Election Commission.
The entire election campaign went quietly and on a positive note. Preliminary information on the outcome of the election was announced on the night from Sunday to Monday, hours after the voting ended. The final protocol was signed by the CEC on Friday this week. Final figures differed insignificantly from the preliminary ones.
Kazakhstan gearing up for CIS, EEU summits
On October 16, Kazakhstan will become the center of political life of the countries of the CIS. It will host two large summits - the Council of CIS Heads of State and Supreme Eurasian Economic Council.
The leaders really have something to discuss. This includes the fight against crime and international terrorism. Foreign ministers began to prepare the ground for tomorrow's high-level talks today.
Belarus, Russia may soon have common migration space
The lower house of the Belarusian parliament today, 15 October, reviewed more than a dozen issues in the sphere of economy, security, law and education. One of the most resonant was the question of age labeling information products. With such a sign lawmakers plan to restrict children from information that may be harmful to minors.
October 15 MPs also adopted several laws in the framework of the Belarus-Russia Union State. In particular, they voted in favor of the exchange of information about citizens of Belarus and Russia, for which restrictions on leaving apply.
2nd Austrian-Belarusian-Russian business forum opens in Minsk October 13
Businessmen came to Belarus' capital Minsk from Vienna October 13 to participate in a business forum. The sides have already signed a major contract in the energy sector. The provisional amount of the transaction is more than $300 million. There are also plans to implement projects in engineering and construction.
President Lukashenko calls Belarusian NPP new stage in Russia's construction of nuclear power plants
The Belarusian nuclear power plant is the biggest energy project in the years of Belarus' sovereignty. Today, more than four thousand builders are working on its construction. And in the future, the nuclear power plant will be a place of work for 2,000 unique specialists. And the main principle here is of course safety.
The nuclear power plant in Ostrovets will consist of two power units. At the beginning of 2016 the installation of the reactor will begin.
Russian professor: Belarus has kept the right attitude to history
The TV program "Simple Questions" interviewed rector of St. Petersburg University of Humanities Professor Alexander Zapesotsky.
Alexander, hello. Thank you for taking the time for such a meeting during your visit to Minsk. I far as I know you have written more than 2,000 works. And you touched on such topics that you cannot apply in science, at first glance. This is given that you started out your scientific path as almost a "private scholar".
Alexander Lukashenko calls Russian president to congratulate on birthday
Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin briefly discussed some topical issues of the bilateral agenda, as well as cooperation in integration associations. On 7 October, the Presidents of Belarus and Russia held a telephone conversation. The Belarusian Head of State congratulated his Russian counterpart on his birthday.
Russian ambassador to Belarus about Minsk's relations with EU, Russian airbase
The guest of the TV program Simple Questions is Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia to Belarus Alexander Surikov.
Mr Surikov, thank you for taking the opportunity to meet and talk. We are meeting against the backdrop of very important events and the world. The UN summit and the upcoming Presidential Elections in Belarus. Many consider current times to be quite acute. You witnessed lots of such times, and probably remember the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Belarus President dismisses allegations about Russia's military base
At the opening of the 2nd Ring Road Belarusian Head of State Alexander Lukashenko talked with the representatives of labor collectives of road-building organizations and residents of Minsk region. Of course, he answered all their questions.
Many questions now arise about the possible location in Belarus of a Russian airbase. Should one believe the information of some Russian media? The President says that one should not discuss this topic.
More than 30 issues discussed at the Union State Council of Ministers
More than 30 issues were discussed at the Union State Council of Ministers – a joint protection of home markets with no border and customs control, a draft of the Union State’s single visa.
By the way, there was agreed to return the practice of two meetings per year.
The construction of a nuclear power plant in Ostrovets is one of the most ambitious Belarus-Russia projects. The volume of joint investment will reach about several billion dollars. The first unit is to be launched in 2018. Experts say the project will pay off just in a few years.
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
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.
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.
Belarus' stance on Russia's use of air force in Syria
The increase in terrorist activity in the Middle East makes the topic of collective measures against terrorism even more important. The Belarusian Foreign Ministry today, October 1, commented on the position of our country in regard to the Russian Federation, which has started to use its armed forces in Syria. Belarus once again expresses support for the efforts of the international community in the fight against all manifestations of terrorism and extremism.
Russia offers Belarus "small Schengen for two"
Olga Korshun, CTV:On September 29 there was held a session of the Belarus-Russia Union Council of Ministers. The agenda included 40 questions. Topics for discussion were very different: from the formation of the migration space to discussion concerning fuel and energy balances. But most attention is paid to the economy.
The two economies are closely intertwined. Belarus is among the top ten trade partners of Russia. Last year, joint trade exceeded 37 billion dollars. In Belarus, there are about 2.5 thousand companies with Russian capital.
Andrei Kobyakov and Sergei Sobyanin discuss trade and economic cooperation issues
On September 28, Belarus Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov held negotiations with Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin. The most topical issues of trade and economic cooperation between the countries were discussed – the purchases of Belarusian innovative machinery, the aid in construction of the Moscow metro, and the opening of a new business and cultural center.
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.
Ulyanovsk region delegation to meet with Belarusian partners
On September 22, the Ulyanovsk region businessmen and officials will meet with Belarusian partners at the Economic Forum. An open dialogue and new opportunities for Belarus-Russia cooperation. It’s expected that the talks will encourage further development of bilateral relations.
67 commercial export contracts signed at Sochi Forum of Regions
On September 18, as many as 67 export and commercial contracts were signed at the Second Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia in Sochi.
The presidents of the two states attended it. The Union State’s industrial policy became its key topic. By the way, Belarus government signed cooperation agreements with five Russia’s regions.
Visitors about Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions in Sochi
To understand the atmosphere in which the Forum of Regions of Russia and Belarus was held (not only in air conditioned rooms) our correspondent spoke with Sochi residents and those who come to relax and tasted Belarusian products. Tatiana Revizore has more.
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
Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan presidents meet at Sochi Forum of Regions
The Second Forum of Regions of Russia and Belarus has moved to the site of Olympic records - Sochi. It was no longer biathlon and freestyle magicians who caused a furor but Belarusian equipment and food. At the same time, discussions were held between statesmen and businessmen. The presence of presidents Lukashenko and Putin increased the status of the meeting.
The Belarusian delegation included about 150 people - senators, heads of large enterprises and governors.
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus values relations with Russian regions
Belarus values the relations with Russian regions, Alexander Lukashenko said as he met with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The Belarusian leader noted that the parties keep an eye on all the emerging issues, including a mutual turnover reduction. At the same time Alexander Lukashenko added that Belarus’ trade turnover with a number of Russian regions is even higher than with certain states.
Alexander Lukashenko: Do not blame Belarus for turning away from Russia
On September 18, Alexander Lukashenko met with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the second Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia in Sochi. The economic integration topic was discussed in a broader format. The leaders of the states joined the Forum’s participants.
Alexander Lukashenko considers that inter-regional cooperation is a key factor in enhancing economic capacities of the two states. The Belarusian head of state has also proposed specific measures to improve the financial situation of the Union State.
Forum of Regions of Russia and Belarus: Industrial enterprises conclude first agreements September 17
The industrial potential of Belarus and Russia is huge. In Sochi, September 17, there opened a regional forum of the two countries. The result speaks for itself - a few hours of the exhibition industry brought a solid package of agreements. The advantages of Belarusian products were evident. The chairman of the upper house of the Russian parliament liked our milk and sausages. Valentina Matvienko, as a true woman, was fascinated by Belarusian knitwear too.
Valentina Matvienko: Belarus and Russia's industrial potential is huge
The industrial potential of Belarus and Russia is huge, said speaker of the upper house of the Russian parliament Valentina Matviyenko at the opening of an industrial exhibition in Sochi.
As many as 8,000 companies of Belarus and Russia are involved in joint projects. The expo features dozens of types of products ranging from household appliances to agricultural equipment. This clearly evidences the successful economic integration of Belarus and Russia.
Belarus-Russia joint drills Union Shield 2015 ends
The borders of the Belarus-Russia Union State are under protection. The joint exercise Union Shield 2015 concluded in the Russian Federation.
The military troops of Belarus and Russia practiced defense, as well as the detection and destruction of illegal armed groups. Large-scale maneuvers brought together more than 8,000 soldiers of the two states. The exercise involved dozens of planes and helicopters and about 400 combat vehicles.
Package of agreements signed at Belarusian-Russian industrial exhibition in Sochi
The first results of the interregional dialogue. At the Belarusian-Russian industrial exhibition in Sochi, the sides signed a package of agreements.
In particular, Grodno Oblast and Komi Republic plan to cooperate in trade-economic, scientific-technical and cultural areas. The Mogilev and Ivanovo regions displayed mutual interest in the social sector and agriculture and signed the relevant documents.
BelAZ and the Russian company Region 42 have agreed on the supply of mining equipment.
President Lukashenko going to visit Second Forum of Regions of Russia and Belarus in Sochi September 18
The high status of the second forum of the regions of Russia and Belarus is confirmed by the personal participation of the presidents of the two countries. Alexander Lukashenko is going to visit the largest negotiating platform September 18, said chairman of the Upper Chamber of the Belarusian Parliament Mikhail Myasnikovich in an interview with TV channel CTV.
Yuri Koziyatko:It's not just you, Valentina Matvienko, who are taking part in the forum. The Presidents participate in the forum. It also underlines the status.
Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin meet informally in Sochi
The President of Belarus is on a working visit to the Russian Federation. Yesterday President Alexander Lukashenko arrived in Sochi, which will host the second Forum of Regions of Russia and Belarus on September 16-17. It will gather in a plenary meeting more than 350 representatives of legislative and executive authorities of the two states, heads of large enterprises and business communities.
Just a few hours after his arrival in Sochi, the Belarusian President participated in an informal trilateral meeting with colleagues from Russia and Kazakhstan.
Alexander Lukashenko heads for Sochi to partake in Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions
The President of Belarus left Tajikistan today and is going to Russia's Sochi for a working visit. Alexander Lukashenko is going to take part in the Second Forum of Regions of Russia and Belarus.
The sides will discuss in Sochi the strengthening of cooperation between Belarus and Russia. The forum itself will take place on September 17-18.
Over 120 agreements worth $100m to be signed at II Forum of Regions in Sochi
Uniform industrial policy will be one of the main themes of the second Forum of Regions. The meeting will be held in Sochi this Friday and Saturday.
The upcoming forum of regions in Sochi will be the second such event in the history of Russia and Belarus. It will bring together businessmen at the highest level who will discuss common commercial policy and find new points of contact.
More than 80 leading enterprises of Belarus will present their products at a large-scale fair of Belarusian and Russian producers.