Belarus-Russia

Russia supports Belarus’ wish to normalize relations with West, ambassador says

Russia understands and supports the wish of Belarus to bring its relations with the West back to normal, Russian Ambassador Aleksandr Surikov told...

Lukashenka meets with Russian Prime Minister Medvedev

  Alyaksandr Lukashenka met Friday with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. The meeting took place at the Belarusian leader’s Zaslawye country residence near Minsk.

Trade between Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia dropped by 15 percent in Q1, Belarusian prime minister says

There was a similar decrease in trade between the member states of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Mr. Myasnikovich said. “This is very bad news,” he said...

MAZ’s manager denies that its share of Russian market has shrunk

  Minsk Automobile Plant (MAZ)’s share of the Russian market of trucks has not changed, MAZ Deputy Director Ilya Subotsin told reporters Tuesday in Minsk.

Prime minister orders greater effort to develop economic cooperation with Russian provinces

  Belarusian Prime Minister Mikhail Myasnikovich has ordered government ministers to take more active steps to develop trade, economic and investment cooperation with Russian provinces.

Lukashenka meets with owner of Russian potash company

  Salihorsk-based potash giant Belaruskali and Russia's Uralkali should strengthen their unity in sales policy, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said at a meeting with Uralkali owner Suleiman Kerimov in Minsk on May 20.

Belarusian government delegation holds talks with KamAZ managers

  A Belarusian government delegation led by First Deputy Prime Minister Uladzimir Syamashka held talks with top managers of Russia’s truck company KamAZ in Naberezhnye Chelny on Thursday.

Lukashenka meets with presidents of Russian oil companies

  There are no obstacles to the development of cooperation between Belarus and Russia's Rosneft and RussNeft, Alyaksandr Lukashenka told the presidents of the oil companies at their meeting in Minsk on May 16.

Russia\'s Atommash wins contract to supply reactor equipment to Belarus\' nuclear power plant

  Russia's Atommash has won a contract to supply sets of key reactor equipment to the two units of Belarus' first-ever nuclear power plant under construction in the Hrodna 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\"...

Lukashenka dismisses Russian airbase fears

Agreements with Russia aimed at increasing Belarus’ air defense potential pose no threat to its sovereignty...

Russia set to deploy fighter jet regiment in Belarus by 2015

Russia plans to deploy a fighter jet regiment in Belarus by 2015, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Tuesday in Minsk while meeting with Alyaksandr Lukashenka...