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Lukashenka to visit Moscow soon

Alyaksandr Lukashenka has announced plans to visit Moscow for talks with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev...

Lukashenka blames IMF for panic demand for foreign cash

Alyaksandr Lukashenka on Friday blamed the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for rumors of a coming devaluation of the Belarusian rubel that sparked a panic demand for foreign cash.

Belarus subsidizes all Russians by selling them goods at half price, Lukashenka says

Belarus subsidizes all residents of Russia by selling them goods at half price, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said Friday while meeting with a group of journalists from Russian provinces.

Loan agreement for nuclear power plant project may be signed within month, Putin says

An agreement on Russia’s loan to finance the construction of a nuclear power plant in Belarus may be signed within a month, Vladimir Putin...

Lukashenka says that his relations with Kremlin are «bad to say the least»

Belarusian leader Alyaksandr Lukashenka has acknowledged that his relations with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin are “bad to say the least.”

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin downplays Lukashenka\'s comments

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin told the Russian newspaper Kommersant that he did not remember what Alyaksandr Lukashenka had said against him, BelaPAN reports.

Putin denies waging information war against Lukashenka

“For some reason, our counterparts think that scathing media reports are initiated by someone, but this is not true,” hr said. “If anyone believes that they are unfair...

Agreement on construction of Belarusian nuclear power plant may be signed with Russia next month

An agreement on the construction of Belarus’ nuclear power plant and personnel training may be signed with Russia next month, Uladzimir Syamashka, the first deputy prime minister, said at a meeting at the Belarusian National Assembly on Wednesday, as quoted by

Putin, Gazprom CEO discuss gas row with Belarus

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin met with Gazprom CEO Aleksei Miller on June 24 to discuss the Russian gas monopoly's latest dispute with Belarus, BelaPAN reports.

Gas transit fee asked by Belarus is inconsistent with contract, Gazprom says

The Belarusian authorities have asked a price for gas transit that is inconsistent with the effective contract, Aleksei Miller, CEO of Russia's gas giant Gazprom, said at a meeting with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in Novokuznetsk on June 24,

Minsk threatens to take gas destined for EU

The Belarusian government has threatened to start siphoning off natural gas destined for customers westward to make up for the reduction of gas deliveries to the country, Sergei Kupriyanov, spokesman for Russia's Gazprom, told reporters in Moscow on June 22,

Lukashenka meets with Russian president

Mr. Lukashenka said he was sure that he and the Russian president would be able to solve the problems during the meeting. \"We want complete transparency in relations...

Belarus set to rejoin customs union with Kazakhstan, Russia by July 1

  Belarus plans to rejoin its customs union with Kazakhstan and Russia and ratify its Customs Code before the union comes into full existence on July 1, Economy Minister Mikalay Snapkow told reporters in Moscow on June 4.

Belarus continues talks with Customs Union partners, says foreign ministry spokesman

Belarus continues talks with Kazakhstan and Russia in an attempt to settle differences over the three nations' Customs Union, with Minsk expected the negotiations to be a success, Andrey Savinykh, spokesman for the Belarusian foreign ministry, told reporters on Thursday, a

Minsk ready to compromise on Customs Union

“We want only one thing: everything should be decent and any relations on a bilateral, trilateral or multilateral basis should be based on equal rights and respect,” Lukashenka says.

Minsk gives Customs Union warning

Belarus signaled on Saturday its readiness to continue creating a Customs Union with Kazakhstan and Russia but warned that it would only agree to do so if the Kremlin abolished its export duty on crude oil supplied to the country,

Customs Union talks fail

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin told reporters that import duty rates on automobiles, the import of goods by individuals and export duties were stumbling blocks.

Ousted Kyrgyz leader says he has no intention to ask for political asylum

“I do not recognize my resignation because the other party has failed to fulfill its condition,\" Mr. Bakiyev said.

Russia imposes ban on some Belarusian dairy imports

The Belarusian companies have not obtained approvals required by Russia’s new regulations enacted as far back as December 2008...

Russia’s failure to implement Union State agreements puts Belarusian-Russian integration into question, Lukashenka says

Russia’s failure to implement Union State agreements puts Belarusian-Russian integration into question, Alyaksandr Lukashenka told reporters on Friday while visiting his native village of Aleksandryya near Shklow, Mahilyow region.

Putin: Russia will continue lending funds to Belarus

Russia will continue lending funds to Belarus despite a “big loan burden” carried by the neighboring country, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said in Tver on April 15...

Putin visits Minsk

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visited Minsk on Monday to take part in a session of the Council of Ministers of the Belarusian-Russian Union State, which he chairs.

Lukashenka congratulates Medvedev, Putin on their taking office

Alyaksandr Lukashenka has sent congratulatory messages to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on their taking office, BelaPAN reports. 

Lukashenka offers Putin Belarusian assistance in construction of Olympic projects in Sochi

The Belarusian leader met with Mr. Putin after skiing at the nearby Krasnaya Polyana alpine ski resort in the company of Russian...

Gas discounts violate market principles, damage the economies, Putin says

He said that within Russia, the government had adopted a program of reaching the world price levels for domestic consumption...