Belarus, Russia celebrate Day of Unity April 2
Day of Unity. The feast of the two brotherly peoples is celebrated in Belarus and Russia.
On April 2, 1996, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko and Russian President Boris Yeltsin signed a treaty in Moscow on the community of the two countries. And a year later, they signed a document about the union of the two states.
Since then, Day of Unity of our peoples has been celebrated every April 2.
Belarusian and Russian enterprises should enjoy equal conditions in the two countries, Union State Secretary says
Belarusian and Russian enterprises should enjoy equal conditions in the two countries. This was said on April 1 by Union State Secretary Grigory Rapota at a meeting with Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov.
The sides discussed the conduct of the Union State Council of Ministers. It is expected to take place in Russia in May or June 2015.
They also raised the issues of projects aiming to create joint transnational corporations. Also discussed were steps towards the introduction of single industrial policy of Belarus and Russia.
Belarusian dairy trading house to open in Russia's Arkhangelsk
A trading house to sell Belarusian dairy products will appear in Arkhangelsk shortly. This was said by the governor of the northern region of Russia meeting on March 30 said with the leadership of one of the processing enterprises of Minsk.
Igor Orlov praised traditionally high quality and wide range of products. The parties have prepared a package of documents after the signing of which Belarusian products will appear on store shelves of the Arkhangelsk region.
Russian experts arrive in Belarus to inspect meat plants
Russian experts have arrived in Belarus for the inspection of meat plants. This is one of the conditions for the resumption of Belarus' pork exports to the Russian Federation.
Last week in Minsk, the agricultural ministries of the two countries agreed to hold a mutual audit of companies which supplies were limited because of the genome of the virus of African swine.
According to the results of inspections, Russia may allow full resumption of supplies of Belarusian pork to Russia. The decision is going to be made next week.
Belarus, Orenburg to build new gypsum plant in Minsk region
Belarus and the Russian Orenburg region are in search of new ways of cooperation. One of the areas of mutual interest will be the construction in Belarus of a new gypsum plant.
As reported during the meeting, held yesterday in Minsk, the production facility should become operational in the next 3.5 years. When it is launched, there will be no sense in Belarus importing plasterboard products.
Moreover, the goods produced in the country will be supplied to neighboring countries.
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus and the Orenburg region should work out new ways of cooperation
Belarus and the Orenburg region (Russia) should work out new ways of cooperation. This was discussed at the March 23 meeting between President Alexander Lukashenko and Russian region Governor Yuri Berg.
The Orenburg region is our long-time trading partner of Belarus. Nevertheless, the scope of mutual interests should be expanded. The current visit should become a new page of cooperation.
The guests will stay in our country for one days. The plans include the meeting in the Government, visits to factories and talks of the working group on cooperation.
Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia leaders check whether they are on the same page: next meeting due in Moscow May 8
Three presidents, of Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan, met in Astana on Friday. Let me remind you that the summit had been postponed for a week - nothing extraordinary, but nothing reasoned - the real reasons are now known. It is important that the heads of state are in good health, and Nazarbayev, despite the wise age, looked particularly fresh, maybe because the presidential elections in Kazakhstan are due very soon. And, of course, the visit of the leaders of Belarus and Russia is a kind of support for the current leader of Kazakhstan, except the main. And the main agenda included
Alexander Lukashenko to pay working visit to Kazakhstan March 19-20
Eurasian integration. President Alexander Lukashenko has gone on a working visit to Kazakhstan. Board number 1 took off from National Airport Minsk and headed for Astana.
It is expected that the visit will last two days. The agenda includes the meeting of the leaders of Belarus and Kazakhstan, which will address cooperation issues.
On March 20, Astana will host a trilateral meeting between the presidents of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia. The parties plan to discuss trade and economic issues in the Eurasian Economic Union.
Russia may allow blacklisted Belarusian companies to resume food supplies
The matter of resumption of supplies of Belarusian products to Russia will be decided during this week. This was stated at a joint meeting of the ministries of agriculture of the two countries.
A group of experts from Rosselkhoznadzor (Russian sanitary watchdog) will arrive in Belarus in the near future. It will inspect three largest companies of the nine that are on Russia's "black list".
At the end of 2014, Russia stated that a gene of African swine fever was allegedly discovered in Belarusian pork. The source of the ASF has not yet been identified.
Belarus to export to Russia 390,000 tons of meat products in 2015
At a joint meeting, the Ministries of Agriculture of Russia and Belarus have agreed on the so-called trade balances. The Russian Federation insisted on increasing the supply of the majority of Belarus' agricultural products, primarily meat and milk.
In 2015, Belarus will export to Russia 390,000 tons of meat, including pork, beef and chicken. This should bring Belarus more than $1 billion.
Belarus-Russia Union State’s budget for 2015: Joint projects
During the Union State of Russia and Belarus discussion of space technologies at the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (NASB), it was announced that Belarus is working on a new satellite. Its launching is expected no sooner than 2018.
Ambassador of Belarus to Kazakhstan: Meeting of Belarusian, Russian and Kazakh presidents in Astana was not canceled
The presidents of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia did not meet in Astana this week! The summit has been postponed. Allegedly due to Putin's cold. Some say there are other reasons - and there can be a lot of them because the agenda included trade and economic issues, which are quite complicated. And even more difficult Ukrainian topic. We hope to find out details from the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Kazakhstan, Anatoly Nichkasov.
Yuri Koziyatko, host of "Picture of the World":
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Belarusian enterprises to take part in construction of Kursk NPP
Belarusian enterprises will take part in the construction of the Kursk NPP. This was said at the meeting of the joint working group of Belarus and the Kursk region.
It is expected that Belarusian specialists will perform construction work on all types of networks and communications installations of the station.
Also, members of the delegation signed a number of contracts. Among them are documents for the purchase of machinery of Belarusian production. In particular, they negotiated the purchase of heavy-duty trucks as well as tires for buses and tractors.
Alexander Lukashenko: Official Minsk has always openly and honestly cooperated with Russia
Official Minsk has always openly and honestly co-operated with Russia. This was stated by President Alexander Lukashenko at the meeting with the governor of the Kursk region Alexander Mikhailov. Now the Russian delegation is visiting our country.
Despite the difficult economic situation, trade between Belarus and Kursk region grew and reached 250 million dollars. In mutual trade, there is the entire range of goods, from appliances to food.
Dialogue with the leadership of the region is one of the most productive.
Union State: When will Belarusian goods be considered domestic in Russia?
When the company of four people meets, no one bothers two of them to step aside and talk, as they may have their own interests and, if anything, their secrets. This is a norm! Belarus and Russia, despite entering a new alliance of four countries (Eurasian Economic Union), have not forgotten about the Union State. The Supreme State Council of Belarus and Russia met in Moscow to approve the general budget, however, a few months later than planned. Understandably: the sides were expected for the situation in the financial markets to settle and other circumstances, including foreign pol
Effectiveness of Belarus-Russia Union State joint projects
During over 15 years of work in the framework of the Union State, Belarus and Russia have implemented many joint projects. The biggest of them is the project to create SKIF supercomputers. Another one is Union TV, thanks to which the domestic television industry has been restored.
Projects that start each year as part of the integration association of Belarus and Russia are designed to strengthen the security of the two countries and solve social and economic problems as well as develop science.
President Lukashenko: Constitutional Commission in Ukraine is a tremendous breakthrough
Presidents of Belarus and Russia, Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin, discussed the prospects of development of Belarusian-Russian cooperation. Their meeting took place in Moscow before the meeting of the Supreme Council of the Union State.
Communicating with his Russian counterpart, Alexander Lukashenko said that today Belarus and Russia have the opportunity to formalize all the talks by taking concrete decisions.
Alexander Lukashenko says Belarus-Russia Union State beneficial for Minsk
The future of the Belarus-Russia Union State was the main topic at the meeting of the Supreme State Council of the Union State. President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko believes that in recent years much has been done.
In this regard the President focused on the bilateral trade and economic cooperation.
Alexander Lukashenko goes to Moscow to attend Union State Supreme Council meeting
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has gone to Moscow to attend a meeting of the Supreme State Council of the Belarus-Russia Union State. Belarusian board number 1 has already landed in the Russian capital.
The agenda includes more than 10 points. They are foreign policy issues, the results of trade and economic cooperation between Belarus and Russia, the formation of the Union budget, and the development of social and humanitarian sphere.
Republic of Komi officials on visit to Grodno region
Cooperation between regions of Belarus and Russia is coming to a new level. Now business contacts will be established directly. This was announced on February 25 by members of the Government of the Republic of Komi (Russia), who visited Belarus' city of Grodno.
Now the economic potential of the parties can not only increase the turnover, but also create joint ventures. Guests are planning to get familiar with the woodworking and tourist infrastructure in the region.
Grigory Rapota: The number of Belarus-Russia Union State programs may be expanded
The number of Union State programs between Belarus and Russia may be expanded. This opinion was expressed by State Secretary of the Union State Grigory Rapota. After all, there are all possibilities for it.
At the upcoming meeting of the Supreme State Council, some relevant topics will be discussed, including traditional issues such as the Union State budget.
One of them is the military doctrine adopted in Russia in late 2014. Changes may be introduced into the same document in the framework of the Union State.
Belarus, Russia may hold Union State meeting in Moscow March 3
The meeting of the Supreme State Council of the Union State of Belarus and Russia may take place in Moscow on March 3.
Alexander Lukashenko and Belarus-Russia Union State Secretary Grigory Rapota discussed the agenda of the upcoming forum on February 24.
Alexander Lukashenko, Vladimir Putin express interest in early cessation of armed conflict in eastern Ukraine
Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin have expressed interest in the early cessation of the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine. The President of Belarus had a telephone conversation with the Russian leader.
The heads of state discussed the preparation of the forthcoming summit of the Normandy Quartet. They talked over the main points of the document, which is now being worked out at the level of the delegations and will be submitted for consideration to the leaders of the Normandy Quartet.
Minsk to host Ukraine talks in Normandy format February 11
Minsk is going to play host to a summit on February 11 in the "Norman format" to find the ways out of the stalemate in the southeast of Ukraine. Vladimir Putin asked Alexander Lukashenko on February 8 to help organize such a meeting.
At a meeting in Sochi, the Russian President informed the Belarusian leader on how the recent conversation with colleagues from Kiev, Berlin and Paris ended. This is the so-called "Normandy format."
Alexander Lukashenko attends festivities in honor of Sochi Olympics anniversary
On February 7, Sochi hosted celebrations in honor of the anniversary of the opening of the Winter Olympic Games 2014. The ceremony was attended by Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, who came with his youngest son Nikolai at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
During the big show in the center South Sports, viewers were once again shown the brightest moments of the Olympics.
It is at the Sochi Olympics when Belarusian athletes showed the best results in the country's sovereign history. Belarus won five gold and one bronze medal.
Mogilev enterprise produces elevators for Russian nuclear power plant
A Mogilev factory has made elevators for a Russian nuclear power plant. The Leningrad NPP-2 is now being constructed.
Customers have put forward a number of requirements that forced Mogilev designers to create completely new lifting machines.
Our correspondent Irina Nedoboeva found out the secrets of the Mogilev company's success and asked about their future plans.
Meanwhile, Belarus is constructing its first nuclear power plant. The first energy power unit is expected to be ready by 2018.
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko to meet with Vladimir Putin in Sochi
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko is now in Sochi on a short vacation, which the head of state traditionally combines with important meetings and participation in various activities. On February 7, Sochi celebrates the anniversary of the start of the Winter Olympics. A year ago, the Sochi Winter Olympics brought Belarus an unprecedented success.
Belarus was among the top ten countries in the world of sports. The country's athletes won five gold medals and one bronze.
Belarusian Olympians set a new record for the number of gold medals in the sovereign history.
Premier Kobyakov: Belarus and Russia need to restore trade volume
Belarus and Russia need to restore volume of trade. This was stated by Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov at a meeting in Gorki, near Moscow, at a meeting with the head of the Russian government Dmitry Medvedev.
In 2014, bilateral trade amounted to $37 billion. The figure is lower than in 2013. And in order to reach a new level, the head of the Belarusian government suggested that both countries coordinate actions.
Russian sanitary watchdog blacklists two Belarusian enterprises
Deliveries of Belarusian meat products to Russia are resuming. On February 5, 7 of 9 blacklisted companies gained access to the Russian market. Earlier Russian experts allegedly found a gene of African swine fever in the products of these enterprises. Only beef supplies have been allowed without restrictions.
Russia to remove restrictions on beef supplies from Belarus February 5
On February 5, Russia will remove restrictions on the supply of beef from nine Belarusian companies which products were suspected of containing the genome of African swine fever, said Belarus’ Agriculture and Food Minister Leonid Zatyats following talks in Moscow with the head of the Russian sanitary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor Sergei Dankvert.
Rosselkhoznadzor said the State Veterinary Service of Belarus has been warned about the inadmissibility of further violations.
Head of Belarusian Agriculture Ministry: We are honest with Russia
Belarus did not allow transit of goods that fell under embargo through its territory to Russia. This was announced by the Minister of Agriculture and Food of Belarus Leonid Zayats who commented on the Russian side's statement that Belarus let forbidden fruit and vegetables pass through its territory.
The claims relate to the facts when products were transported to Kazakhstan rather than the Russian Federation.
Belarus, Russia to create common information space
Information technologies have become the engine of the economies of Russia and Belarus. Today, on January 27, First Deputy Minister of Communications and Informatization of Belarus Dmitry Shedko, during a meeting with the Minister of Communications and Mass Communications of Russia Nikolai Nikiforov, discussed the possibilities of virtual space.
The meeting is important because by 2020, a single market of communication services of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) should be created.
Vladimir Putin, Alexander Lukashenko to meet before long
On January 23, the presidents of Russia and Belarus held a telephone conversation. Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin discussed a wide range of issues on the international agenda as well as bilateral cooperation.
The heads of state agreed to meet in the near future.
On the same day, it was decided to hold a meeting of the Supreme Council of the Belarus-Russia Union State in early March. In addition, the presidents agreed on joint action to overcome the economic problems.
President Lukashenko: Belarus will continue to cooperate with Russia as a very close and brotherly state
Having established multi-relations with the Russian Federation, Belarus will continue to work with it as a very close and brotherly state.
This was stated by Alexander Lukashenko during the January 15 meeting of the sixth extraordinary session of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the fifth convocation.
Speaking on the theme of Belarusian-Russian relations, the President noted that Belarus has always openly stated its stance and never behaved treacherously towards Russia.
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus will strive to normalize relations with the West
To preserve peace and order in the country, to ensure economic growth and decent standard of living. Such priorities were outlined by President Alexander Lukashenko on December 30 while introducing the new head of the Presidential Administration of Belarus Alexander Kosinets.
The new official is expected to come up with effective solutions in the field of human resources, in ideological work and work with citizens.
Belarus President says no mass privatization in sight
The President of Belarus demands a good start from the renewed Government from the first days. The Head of State said this on December 29, presenting to the government new Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov. Mr Lukashenko said he expects the Government will ensure the normal operation of enterprises, increase export and seek new trading partners. Special attention should be paid to the Belarusian consumer market.
President Lukashenko: Belarus and Russia have disagreements, not antagonism
The format of the Union State of Belarus and Russia has not exhausted itself. The President answered journalists' questions on December 29. After all, in spite of other integration models, the Union means not only economic cooperation, but also the military and political one. No one has plans to close this integration project.
Despite the controversy, there is no antagonism in the relations between Belarus and Russia.
Alexander Lukashenko spoke about the recent talks with Vladimir Putin.
Russian newspaper calls Alexander Lukashenko politician of the year
The balanced position of the Belarus President on the situation in Ukraine and the "Minsk format", the only way to continue the negotiations on the Ukraine crisis. One of the leading Russian newspapers "Vedomosti" called Alexander Lukashenko politician of the year, saying he is, quote, "perhaps the main peacemaker in Europe."
The media outlet also notes that the President of Belarus in 2014, distinguished himself as an "extremely skilled diplomat and business executive", not allowing the country's economic instability.
Russia may provide Belarus with financial support in 2015
Today, on December 25, during a telephone conversation, Prime Minister of Belarus Mikhail Myasnikovich and Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev discussed joint projects and options for providing financial support for Belarus, BelTA news agency reports.
The Prime Ministers of the two countries agreed to take concerted action on the functioning of the system of national economies, taking into account the adverse external conditions.
Alexander Lukashenko, in Moscow, visits National Defense Control Center of Russia
At the end of Eurasian summits In Moscow, Alexander Lukashenko, together with other heads of state visited the National Center for Control of Defense of Russia at the invitation of Vladimir Putin.
This powerful complex became operational in December. All information flows get here. This allows monitoring the situation in any division of the Russian Armed Forces real-time, in a given hour and even minute.
Hardware and software systems are able to simulate crisis situations not only around the Russian borders, but also anywhere in the world.
Eurasian Economic Union to be launched in 7 days amid disagreements between member states
Important political news came from Moscow on December 23. The Belarus President visited Russia that day to take part in two Eurasian summits in the Kremlin. Military and economic security dominated the agenda. The presidents took part in the meeting of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and the session of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council.
Alexander Lukashenko to take part in CSTO, Eurasian Economic Council sessions in Moscow
The President of Belarus has gone to Moscow to attend the session of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and the session of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council.
On December 23, Moscow welcomes the heads of the six states. In the first half of the day, at the session of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, the leaders of Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan will talk about regional security.
President: Belarus will not restrict import
Belarus will not restrict import in connection with the difficult situation on the financial and currency markets. This was said by Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko on December 22. The head of state took reports from the president's aides in the Vitebsk and Grodno regions.
The President asked about the situation in the region after the decision of the government and the National Bank to restrict introduce a 30% fee on foreign currency purchases.
Alexander Lukashenko: We're not going to devalue the Belarusian ruble after Russia
Belarus will not follow Russia in devaluing its national currency. This was stated by the Belarus President at a meeting on economic issues. The meeting discussed the situation in the real economy as well as the curbing of unreasonable increases in prices for goods and services in the domestic market.
According to the President, the stability of the currency market is the task of the government and the banking system led by the National Bank.
Russia questions quality of Belarusian salt
Russia is again displeased with the quality of Belarusian products. This time violations were found in salt by the Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Protection and Welfare of Russia (Rospotrebnadzor).
According to the Russian side, products of the Belarusian companies Mozyrsol and Belaruskali allegedly contains various impurities. Supplies have not been banned but sanitary inspection rules at checkpoints have been toughened.
Alexander Lukashenko signs Belarus' state defense directive
Belarus should do everything to ensure military and socio-political security, said Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting of the country's Security Council, which considered a state defense plan, which is designed for five years.
The document outlines almost all potential threats and responses to them.
The situation around Belarus is constantly changing. Conflicts break out in the world rapidly and unpredictably.
Russia lifts restrictions on Belarus' meat, dairy supplies
Russia is gradually lifting the ban on the supply of Belarusian foodstuffs. It is important to note that Belarusian companies have not changed the production technology.
It means that sausage is stuffed with the same meat and the same cows give milk but the harmful substances that Russia mentioned are gradually disappearing somewhere. Regardless of the trade disputes, Moscow residents and other Russians have not changed their tastes and regularly buy Belarusian goods.
Belarus-Russia breeding transgenic goats as part of interstate project
Last week, the Union State of Russia and Belarus turned 15. The treaty was signed on December 8, 1999. Since then, the integration has gone much further. Now the two countries are implementing a number of joint projects. One of them is the breeding of transgenic goats.
Here it is - goat number 1. It is the first transgenic goat in the world. This goat was born seven years ago. Natalia, a researcher at the laboratory of reproduction and genetic engineering at the Belarusian Academy of Sciences, says the kid's birth was a sensation for the scientific community.
Will Russia's economic crisis hit Belarus in 2015?
The end of 2014 was not at all easy for Belarus and Russia. The countries have recently resolved the food dispute connected with Russia's ban on Belarus' dairy and meet supplies due to some dangerous substances. Going into 2015 Belarus needs to take into account the economic problems in the Russian market, which the country greatly depends on.
President says Belarus not to blame for food dispute with Russia
One should not look for causes of the recent Belarus-Russia food dispute in Belarus. This statement was made by Alexander Lukashenko on December 11.
The President held a meeting on Belarus' topical economic issues.
Alexander Lukashenko wanted to hear about the current situation in foreign markets. In particular, he asked to describe the situation in Russia, whose rouble has been weakening.
Russia to lift ban on Belarusian meat and dairy products
Belarus will resume shipments of meat and dairy products to Russia after Russian sanitary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor's restrictions.
First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov of Russia is going to give an order to lift the ban on the delivery of Belarus' products.
This was reported by member of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission Sergei Rumas at the end of the meeting of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) board in Moscow December 10.
Russian sanitary watchdog checking Belarusian food companies amid dispute over food quality
A large-scale monitoring of Belarusian food processing enterprises began on December 9. Rosselkhoznadzor, Russia's sanitary watchdog, in tandem with the Belarusian Veterinary Service and experts from the Eurasian Economic Commission, started to check the plants that have come under restrictions.
Rosselkhoznadzor blacklisted 23 Belarusian enterprises. Deliveries of meat and some dairy products have been temporarily suspended. After government talks in Moscow in early December, the sides agreed an inspection to check Belarusian processing plants.
Alexander Lukashenko alarmed by state of Belarus-Russia relations
The Union State of Belarus and Russia uses all the mechanisms for speedy resolution of the problem of food supplies between the two countries. To discuss the issue, the Belarusian President met on December 9 the Union State Secretary Grigory Rapota.
During the meeting the sides exchanged views on the forthcoming meeting of the Supreme Council of the Union State. The event will due in Moscow in late December.
At the meeting, the sides will consider the Union State budget for 2015. Plans have been made to introduce new guidelines concerning its adoption.
PM on food dispute with Russia: Belarus against any trade wars
Belarus has fulfilled all the conditions of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission to resolve the situation with the supply of Belarus-made products to Russia, said December 5, said Prime Minister Mikhail Myasnikovich.
According to the head of the government, laboratory control was tightened at a number of processing plants: each batch of products is checked for compliance.
Central Election Commission head about elections in Belarus
Lidia Yermoshina, the head of the Central Election Commission, has already given a report to Belarusian senators on the recent elections to the local councils. But the electorate is also interested in the events and facts lying behind the scenes. With that end in view, we have invited Lidia Yermoshina to our program “Picture of the World” with Yuri Kozyatko. She promised to give honest and direct answers.