Adoption by the Parliament of Kazakhstan - Majilis - of the ratification of a customs union agreement had to be postponed due to the fact that the name and surname of the Prime Minister of Russia - "Putin V.V." was contained in the line "President of the Republic of Belarus." "Coherent macroeconomic policies" - an agreement among the member-countries of the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, is on the table.
Russian President Dmitri Medvedev "expressed his deep condolences in connection with the attack in Minsk subway" during a telephone conversation with his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko on April 11. He offered to provide all necessary consulting medical care, as well as "to send group of FSS officers, having extensive experience in investigating such attacks, to Belarus."
Russian politician, leader of the Solidarity movement, Boris Nemtsov, called accusations of his involvement in the riots in Minsk on December 19, 2010, initiated by the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko in his address, stupid and slanderous. According to him, thus Alexander Lukashenko wants to "please" the Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan have agreed on common import duties on foreign cars within the Customs Union. This was told by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin at a press conference, following the meeting of the Interstate Council of the Euro-Asian Economic Community (EEC). "With the fees Russia intends "to defend" the common domestic market of the three countries when importing foreign cars," he said.
Russian Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin said on March 15 that Russia was considering providing $1 billion credit to Belarus. Finance Minister explained that Belarus would "have to fulfill certain conditions associated with structural reforms" in order to obtain this loan. According to Kudrin, the requirements may be similar to the ones of the IMF.
Assets of the largest manufacturers of heavy trucks in Belarus and Russia - MAZ and KAMAZ - will be merged. This was stated by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin during the Belarusian-Russian negotiations on March 15. "The creation of this alliance will help create competitive products of the Belarusian and Russian enterprises, new jobs," he said.
Belarus places high hopes on forming CES of the Customs Union. This was stated by Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko at his meeting with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in Minsk on March 15. "It's important to talk on the CES issue and its prospects, because both you and we place great hopes and see great prospects in this important alliance," said the president.
The degree of security at a nuclear power plant, planned by the Belarusian leadership, will be much higher than in Japan, said Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin during a meeting with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on March 15. "We're talking about a completely new technology and today we will discuss it with you in detail," said the Russian politician.