Belarus-Russia

Russia’s Sberbank in talks with Belaruskali about possibility of refinancing $1-billion loan

  Sberbank of Russia is in talks with Belaruskali about the possibility of refinancing a $1-billion loan owed by the Belarusian potash giant, Sberbank President German Gref told reporters in Moscow on Friday.

Russia\'s chief sanitary officer expresses concern about illegal goods coming from Poland through Belarus

  Illegal goods come into Russia from Poland across the Belarusian border, Gennady Onishchenko, head of Rospotrebnadzor, Russia's federal consumer rights watchdog, said Friday at a news conference.

Minsk City Court rejects appeal against district judge\'s refusal to order Baumgertner\'s release

  The Minsk City Court on Friday rejected an appeal against a district judge's refusal to order the release of Vladislav Baumgertner, director general of Russian potash company Uralkali.

Putin says that Moscow is dealing with Baumgertner case

Asked by a reporter to comment on the arrest, Mr. Putin said that he had not spoken to Alyaksandr Lukashenka about the matter...

Lukashenka warns that stake in Belaruskali will not be sold for time being

  A stake in potash giant Belaruskali will not be sold to a private investor for the time being, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said while visiting the Motavela bicycle and motorcycle plant in Minsk on Friday.

District judge refuses to release Baumgertner

  A district judge in Minsk on Friday rejected an application by Vladislav Baumgertner's lawyers to release the director general of Russian potash maker Uralkali pending the investigation.

Mock petition urges authorities to arrest Russian government officials who interfered with controversial exports last year

Seventeen people, mostly residents of Mahilyow, have signed a mock petition urging the Belarusian authorities to arrest the Russian government officials who intervened to stop Belarus from exporting diesel fuel and other petroleum products under the guise of solvents last

Russia threatens to revise attitude to joint projects with Belarus

Russia may revise its attitude to some joint projects with Belarus in retaliation for the arrest of Uralkali Director General Vladislav Baumgertner, Denis Manturov, minister of industry and trade, said on Friday.

Russia issues warning over Baumgertner\'s arrest

Russia may change its mind on a number of issues of bilateral cooperation with Belarus because of the arrest of Vladislav Baumgertner...

Moscow demands release of Uralkali CEO

Moscow demands the release of Uralkali Director General Vladislav Baumgertner and the Belarusian government\'s explanations over his arrest...

Uralkali CEO\'s visit to Minsk was arranged by Russian prime minister, Forbes says

Uralkali Director General Vladislav Baumgertner\'s visit to Minsk was arranged by Dmitry Medvedev...

Uralkali CEO arrested in Minsk

Vladislav Baumgertner, director general of Russian potash company Uralkali, has been arrested in Minsk...

Foreign ministers of Belarus, Russia to hold talks in Moscow on July 10

  Belarusian Foreign Minister Uladzimir Makey is expected to hold talks with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, in Moscow on July 10.

Poll indicates that pro-Russian sentiments have grown stronger

  A recent poll by the Vilnius-based Independent Institute of Social, Economic and Political Studies (IISEPS) found that pro-Russian sentiments in Belarus have become somewhat stronger.

Trade Minister Chakanaw visiting Russia\'s Chelyabinsk province

  A Belarusian delegation led by Trade Minister Valyantsin Chakanaw is staying in Russia's Chelyabinsk province between June 25 and 28, Andrey Savinykh, spokesman for the Belarusian foreign ministry, told reporters in Minsk on Thursday.

Lukashenka back in Minsk after visit to Russia

  Alyaksandr Lukashenka returned to Belarus on Thursday after his visit to Russia, reported the government's news agency BelTA.

Prime Minister Myasnikovich meets with head of Russia\'s Federal Space Agency

  Prime Minister Mikhail Myasnikovich met with Vladimir Popovkin, head of Russia's Federal Space Agency, in Minsk on June 27.

Lukashenka meets with Russian patriarch in Russia’s Krasnodar Krai

  Alyaksandr Lukashenka on June 24 met with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill (Cyril I) at the patriarch’s residence near the village of Divnomorskoye on Russia’s Black Sea coast in the province of Krasnodar Krai.

Russia to supply 5.75 million tons of oil to Belarus in Q3

An agreement to this effect was reached by Belnaftakhim’s head, Ihar Zhylin, and Russian Deputy Energy Minister Kirill Molodtsov as a result of talks on June 13 and 14...

Belarus intends to more actively develop relations with EU, but not to detriment of Russia

Belarus will pursue a very active policy regarding integration in the post-Soviet area, Mr. Lukashenka said...