Russian parliamentary speaker to visit Minsk on December 20

A delegation of Russia's State Duma (lower parliamentary chamber), led by Speaker Boris Gryzlov, will visit Minsk on December 20 to attend events marking the 10th anniversary of the Belarusian National Assembly.

Kommersant: Lukashenko failed to talk Putin into lowering gas price

The Belarusian and Russian leaders held three-hour face-to-face talks ahead of Friday's meeting of the Union State's...

Lukashenko, Putin hold talks in Moscow

Aleksandr Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin held a meeting in Moscow on Friday afternoon to discuss issues concerning relations...

Lukashenko says that he will provide Putin with "detailed analysis" of implementation of Belarusian-Russian agreements

Aleksandr Lukashenko told the visiting governor of Russia's Stavropol Province on Tuesday that he would provide Vladimir Putin with a "detailed analysis" of the implementation of Belarusian-Russianagreements by the two parties at their forthcoming meeting in Moscow.

Lukashenko defends slow privatization pace

Aleksandr Lukashenko defended the slow pace of privatization in Belarus, saying that state property is run well in the country...

Lukashenko: Belarusians will die for Russia

Aleksandr Lukashenko has called on Gazprom not to increase gas prices for Belarus next year, saying that the Belarusians would die for Russia if the West decided one day to attack it.

Lukashenko: gas price suggested by Russia means break of all relations

The gas price proposed by Russia would lead to a break of all relations, Aleksandr Lukashenko told a...

Russia to decide on 2007 gas supplies to Belarus by end of 2006

The problem of Russian natural gas deliveries to Belarus and its transit via Belarusian territory in 2007 will be resolved by the end of 2006, the Russian prime minister said Tuesday.

Belarusian cabinet expected to abolish restrictions on Russian beer imports

The Belarusian Council of Ministers is expected to abolish restrictions on the import of beer from Russia, Vladimir Kuznetsov, spokesman for the Russian Union of Brewers, told BelaPAN.

Belarus considers buying two oil fields in Russia

Belarus is contemplating the purchase of two oil wells in Russia, a senior executive at the Belneftekhim state-controlled petrochemical concern said Tuesday.

Russia-Belarus agreement on pricing may not last

Russia may withdraw from the agreement with Belarus on equal conditions for pricing that envisages the use of domestic...

Talks on Russian gas price for 2007 to begin in fall - Belarus

Negotiations on the price Belarus will pay next year for Russian natural gas will be held in the fall...

RF-Belarus relations develop positively, Lukashenko says

Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko said relations with Russia are developing positively...

Belarus deliberately delaying gas price solution - Russia

Belarus is artificially delaying a settlement on the price of natural gas supplies from Russia, a Kremlin official said Tuesday.

Lukashenko: Belarus' relations with Russia became more pragmatic

I'm sure that we will find a reasonable balance in relations with Russia...

Lukashenko calls for stronger Belarus presence in Russia

  Aleksandr Lukashenko has called for "active steps" to strengthen Belarusian companies' presence in Russia.

Russia to discuss with Belarus nuclear power plant construction

Russia's nuclear chief said Tuesday that Russia and Belarus would hold Wednesday talks on the construction of a nuclear power plant in the Mogilyov Region, in the east of Belarus.

Russia, Belarus PMs discuss topical issues of cooperation

  The prime ministers of Russia and Belarus hold a bilateral meeting. "The most topical issues of cooperation" will be discussed during the meeting, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov said opening the talks.