Russia and Belarus

Russia, Belarus sign documents to settle oil, gas disagreements

Russia, Belarus sign documents to settle oil, gas disagreements

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak and Belarusian Deputy Prime Minister Vladimir Semashko have signed documents to settle disagreements in the oil and gas sphere, Russian Deputy Prime Minister …

Belarus pays off gas debt to Gazprom

Belarus pays off gas debt to Gazprom

Belarus has paid off in full a debt of $726.2 million for gas deliveries in 2016 and 2017, Russian gas giant Gazprom said in a statement. "The Belarusian side repaid in full, in the amount of $ 726.2 million, its debt to Gazprom …

Lukashenko about his excellent relations with Putin

Lukashenko about his excellent relations with Putin

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko says Russian President Vladimir Putin and he will be able to solve problems facing bilateral relations without anyone's help, his press service said. …

 Lukashenko invites NATO to observe Russia-Belarus military drills

Lukashenko invites NATO to observe Russia-Belarus military drills

NATO and other international organizations should be able to monitor the joint drills of Russia and Belarus Zapad-2017 that are scheduled for the fall of this year, the Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said. …

Dvorkovich on results of gas and oil talks with Minsk

Dvorkovich on results of gas and oil talks with Minsk

Moscow still expects Minsk to repay its gas debt, though there is no progress in the talks on issues related to gas and oil between the two countries, Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said. …

Kremlin: no border regime introduced between Russia and Belarus

Kremlin: no border regime introduced between Russia and Belarus

No border regime has been introduced between Russia and Belarus, the Kremlin press service said. "No border regime has been introduced but border zones have been set up in the areas adjacent to the border as it is necessary to …

Lukashenko wants to reduce Russian gas price

Lukashenko wants to reduce Russian gas price

Belarus has the right for a reduction of the Russian gas price due to lower global oil prices, the country's President Alexander Lukashenko said. “Gas is tied to oil. When oil stood at $120, everything was …

Russia and Belarus to continue gas dispute tomorrow

Russia and Belarus to continue gas dispute tomorrow

Russia and Belarus will continue to discuss Belarus’ debt for Russian gas supplies on February 4, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said at a meeting with representatives of the public and reporters. …

Russia establishes security zone on border with Belarus

Russia establishes security zone on border with Belarus

Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) has established controls on the border with Belarus in response to that country's decision to abolish visas for short-term travelers, according to documents released by the government. …

Russia may cut oil supplies to Belarus - media

Russia may cut oil supplies to Belarus - media

Russia is planning to curtail oil supplies to Belarus in the first quarter of 2017 from 4.5 mln tonnes to 4 mln tonnes after the sides failed to hammer out a solution to the gas dispute at the end of 2016, Kommersant writes on Monday citing …

Minsk sends gas proposals to Moscow

Minsk sends gas proposals to Moscow

Minsk had sent Moscow new proposals on how to solve a dispute over gas prices, the Belarussian Energy Minister Vladimir Potupchik said. Potupchik said that he expected officials from the two countries to hold talks …

Lukashenko: Iran searching for oil buyers to cut down price for us

Lukashenko: Iran searching for oil buyers to cut down price for us

Belarus is negotiating oil supplies with Iran due to complicated talks on gas and oil with Russia, President Alexander Lukashenko said. "We’re in talks with Iran, which is searching for crude oil buyers to …

Belarus president outraged by ‘democracy#039 of International Paralympic Committee

Belarus president outraged by ‘democracy' of International Paralympic Committee

President of Belarus, President of the National Olympic Committee Alexander Lukashenko has been outraged by what representatives of the International Paralympic Committee did to athletes and members of the Belarusian delegation …

Belarusian who carried Russian flag during Opening Ceremony stripped of accreditation

Belarusian who carried Russian flag during Opening Ceremony stripped of accreditation

The representative of the Belarusian delegation who carried a Russian flag during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games has had his accreditation cancelled by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). Andrei …

Zakharova: Belarusian who carried Russian flag at Rio Paralympics is a ‘hero’

Zakharova: Belarusian who carried Russian flag at Rio Paralympics is a ‘hero’

Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has called a representative of Belarus who carried a Russian flag at the Paralympics opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro "a hero." …

Belarusian Paralympic team carries Russian flag in support of banned athletes

Belarusian Paralympic team carries Russian flag in support of banned athletes

Belarusian athletes carried the Russian flag during the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games to express solidarity with the Russian team, which was banned from the event. The protest went ahead despite a threat of sanctions from officials, RT …

#039Faith and Loyalty#039 in Belarusian Pogost

'Faith and Loyalty' in Belarusian Pogost

A number of activities were held in the Belarusian village of Pogost and in the town of Turov last week in the framework of the international project 'Faith and Loyalty', implemented by the regional public organization …

 Russians regard US as enemy and Belarus as friend

Russians regard US as enemy and Belarus as friend

Russians think of the US, Ukraine, and Turkey as enemies, according to a survey conducted by the Russian Levada Analytical Center.   72% of the respondents believe the US is the biggest enemy of Russia. 48% deem Ukraine as …

 Novak: Belarus owes Gazprom $125 million

Novak: Belarus owes Gazprom $125 million

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said that the Belarusian gas debt to Gazprom exceeds $125 million for the 4 months of 2016. "The debt to Gazprom for contract supplies of gas is more than $125 …

Chatham House: Rapprochement between Russia and Belarus may pose a threat to Europe

Chatham House: "Rapprochement between Russia and Belarus may pose a threat to Europe"

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Russia and Belarus fail to agree on gas prices

Russia and Belarus fail to agree on gas prices

Gazprom considers it unnecessary to cut the gas price for Belarus, a senior executive told RIA Novosti. Gazprom exports its gas on the basis of the cost of production plus transportation, its deputy board chairman Valeriy Golubev …

Heads of General Staffs of CIS countries to gather in Minsk

Heads of General Staffs of CIS countries to gather in Minsk

Heads of General Staffs of the CIS countries will hold a meeting in Minsk to discuss the implementation of the concept of military cooperation till 2020 and the joint activities of the armed forces in 2017. "A meeting of the …

Alexander Lukashenko expresses condolences over crash of #039Boeing#039

Alexander Lukashenko expresses condolences over crash of 'Boeing'

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, on behalf of the Belarusian people and on his own behalf, expressed his deep condolences to Russian President Vladimir Putin, to all the people of the Russian …

Lukashenko to spend short-term vacation in Sochi

Lukashenko to spend short-term vacation in Sochi

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko will have a short-term vacation in Sochi, a spokesperson for the head of state, Natalia Eismont, said. Eismont said that yesterday Lukashenko had an …

Climber who died on Elbrus was Belarusian citizen

Climber who died on Elbrus was Belarusian citizen

The climber who arrived at Mount Elbrus as part of a Crimean group and died during the descent from the mountain was a citizen of Belarus, the head of the press service of the EMERCOM of Russia in Kabardino-Balkaria, Cantemir …

Belarusian Foreign Ministry ready to assist in Russia-Turkey conflict settlement

Belarusian Foreign Ministry ready to assist in Russia-Turkey conflict settlement

Belarus is ready to make any effort to settle the Russia-Turkey conflict in the same way as it does regarding Ukraine, Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei said. But he added that Minsk doesn't insist on a …

Putin and Lukashenko to hold talks in Moscow

Putin and Lukashenko to hold talks in Moscow

Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold talks with President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko in Moscow today. The heads of state  will discuss issues of bilateral cooperation, deepening of the …

 Lukashenko to visit Putin on December 14-15

Lukashenko to visit Putin on December 14-15

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko will pay an official visit to Russia on December 14-15 to hold talks with Vladimir Putin.This information was posted on the Kremlin website. It is expected that …

Putin to meet with Lukashenko in Kazakhstan

Putin to meet with Lukashenko in Kazakhstan

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko this week in Kazakhstan, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. "He and …

Russians#039 attitude to US and EU is getting warmer

Russians' attitude to US and EU is getting warmer

According to the latest survey of Levada Center, the negative peak of the Russians' attitude to US and EU has passed, and now the Russian's assessments of the Western partners moved from negative to neutral. The survey was conducted …