Aleksandr Surikov

Minsk signs $2-billion loan deal with VTB Bank

VTB Bank and the Belarusian Council of Ministers on Thursday signed an agreement whereby the former is to provide a $2-billion short-term loan to Minsk, said the Russian bank's press office

If NATO increases military activity near border, Russia and Belarus will have to respond adequately, Russian ambassador says

If NATO increases military activity near the border of the Belarusian-Russian Union State, Russia and Belarus will have to respond adequately, Russian Ambassador Aleksandr Surikov told reporters in Minsk on Wednesday.

No \"big interest\" from Russian companies in stake in Mazyr Oil Refinery

Russian companies have not displayed a big interest in buying the Belarusian government\'s stake in Mazyr Oil Refinery.

No \"big interest\" from Russian companies in stake in Mazyr Oil Refinery

Russian companies have not displayed a big interest in buying the Belarusian government\'s stake in Mazyr Oil Refinery.

Russia expects nothing from Belarus in return for loan

Russia and Belarus spearhead all integration processes in the post-Soviet region...

Legal loopholes that enabled “solvent and diluent” schemes have been closed, ambassador says

  The loopholes in Customs Union regulations that enabled Belarus to run “solvent and diluent” schemes have been closed, Russian Ambassador Aleksandr Surikov told BelaPAN on Monday.

Russia may provide loan to Belarus if it is used to modernize joint companies, ambassador says

It would be more difficult for Belarus to obtain funds from Russia “for no particular purpose\"...

Moscow may encourage Belarus to improve relations with EU

Belarusian and EU diplomats held a number of meetings lately in an apparent effort to cool tensions…

Agreement reached for Sberbank to provide $1-billion loan to Belarus, Russian ambassador says

  An agreement has been reached for Sberbank of Russia to provide a $1-billion loan to Belarus, Russian Ambassador Aleksandr Surikov told reporters in Minsk on Wednesday.

Russian ambassador defends \"silent\" protests

  Russian Ambassador Aleksandr Surikov has criticized the Belarusian authorities for clamping down on "silent" protests staged across Belarus.

Russian ambassador downplays Belarus` role in protection of western border

Russian Ambassador Aleksandr Surikov has downplayed Belarus’ role in protecting Russia’s western border.

National Bank declares temporary moratorium on additional foreign exchange restrictions

\"Will not implement new decisions in the specified period, but at the same time we will not revoke those made previously\"...

Russia tells Belarus to carry out economic reforms

Minsk must draw up a plan of specific economic reforms within 10 to 12 days before it could begin negotiations with Moscow about the possibility of loans for Belarus...

Russian ambassador expresses opposition to barring Belarusians, Russians from the other country

  Russian Ambassador Aleksandr Surikov said on Friday that he opposed any travel bans imposed by Belarus or Russia on citizens of the other country.

Russian ambassador: No strategic disputes expected over natural gas price

Apart from the long-term contract signed between Russian natural gas monopoly Gazprom and Belarusian oil transportation company Beltranshaz a few years ago...

Talks continue about establishment of joint company to sell Belarusian nuclear power plant’s electricity, says Russian ambassador

Talks about the establishment of a joint company with Russia to sell electricity to be produced by Belarus’ future nuclear power plant still continue, Russian Ambassador Aleksandr Surikov told reporters in Minsk on August 26, as quoted by

Events held in Minsk to celebrate Sts. Peter and Febronia of Murom Day

Large families received various prizes at a special party that was held in Minsk on July 8 as part of celebrations of Sts. Peter and Febronia of Murom Day, BelaPAN reports.

Customs Union ratification not on agenda of Belarusian legislature`s final meeting

On June 30, the Belarusian National Assembly rises for the summer recess.

Russian ambassador indicates that Moscow will support Lukashenka in presidential election

Russian Ambassador Aleksandr Surikov made it clear at Friday’s news conference that Moscow would support incumbent President Alyaksandr Lukashenka in Belarus’ forthcoming presidential election, as quoted by BelaPAN

Customs controls would be tightened at Belarusian-Russia border, ambassador warns

Customs controls at the Belarusian-Russian border will be tightened if Minsk fails to join Moscow’s Customs Union with Astana, Russian Ambassador Aleksandr Surikov said at a news conference held in Minsk on June 11, as quoted by BelaPAN

Russia “not ready” to scrap export duty on crude oil

Belarus continues to underpay Russia for natural gas deliveries, Ambassador Aleksandr Surikov siad. In 2009, there was an oral agreement between the two presidents