Russia and Belarus

Putin and Lukashenko hold telephone conversation

The heads of Russia and Belarus, Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko, discussed by phone the situation in the CSTO countries, including Kazakhstan, Sputnik Belarus reports. "President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko had a …

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Russia-Belarus military drills to be held in early 2022

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced plans on Wednesday to hold Russia-Belarus military drills early next year. "As you presumed, we will hold them [the drills] and the militaries will agree their date, in March or February, …

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Belarus okays use of Russia’s CoviVac coronavirus jab

The Belarusian Health Ministry has greenlighted the import and use of Russia’s CoviVac coronavirus shot, the agency said in a statement on Thursday. "The Belarusian Health Ministry has authorized the import and use of the …

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Will there be a new attempt at revolution in Belarus?

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is confident that the risks of a revolution in his country have not yet been removed. The opposition is preparing a new destabilization plan. "They have already worked out a plan, I sent it …

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Sputnik V study in Belarus demonstrates 96.3% efficacy

A new study of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus has demonstrated its high safety and 96.3% efficacy, with over 1.2 mln people vaccinated, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said in a statement on …

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Putin suggests that Lukashenko may cut off gas to Europe

Russian President Vladimir Putin admits that his colleague from Belarus can stop the transit of Russian gas to Europe, but he hopes that this will not happen. "To be honest, this is the first time I hear about this. I have recently …

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Russia resumes air service with Belarus in full

As of 21 September, Russia lifted all restrictions on flights to Belarus and resumed them to Spain, Iraq, Kenya and Slovakia. The decision was made earlier by the Operational Headquarters on Preventing COVID-19 in Russia, TASS reports. …

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Putin and Lukashenko agree 28 Union State programs

President Vladimir Putin and his Belarusian ally agreed to closer economic ties and new loans from Moscow, Al Jazeera reports.  “First the economic foundation must be laid before moving further on the political track,” …

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