All trends

Belarus-Russia relations

Belarusian and Russian foreign ministries have reconciled; Belarus stands up for her interests on bilateral, Union State and EEU frontlines

March 18 – March 24

Inter-ministerial aggravation over ambassador Babich

March 11 – March 17

Belarus aims to make ‘package deals’ when concluding agreements within the EEU

March 4 – March 10

The Belarusian president has set the framework for relations with Russia during a major press conference

February 25 – March 3

Belarus and Russia are attempting constructive steps towards each other

February 18 – February 24

The influence of political and business elites on bilateral relations will only grow

February 11 – February 17

Russia and Belarus are preparing to resume negotiations on the terms of cooperation

February 4 – February 10

Belarusian law enforcers lead an anti-corruption campaign in the interests of the Russian capital

January 28 – February 3

The threat to Belarus’ sovereignty from the Russian capital has been factored in domestic politics; Lukashenka holds meetings with Russian governors

January 21 – January 27

Belarus is ready to include the business community in the dialogue with Russia

January 14 – January 20

A time-out in Russo-Belarusian negotiations

January 7 – January 13

Review 2018: confrontation is likely to grow and confidence is likely to decrease as Belarus holds on Russia as a foreign policy priority

January 7 – January 13

Russia puts political integration as a precondition for oil and gas price levelling

December 10 – December 16

Lukashenka publicly accused Russia of non-compliance; Minsk is gearing up for fierce disputes over oil and gas

December 3 – December 9

Belarus is bargaining a compensation for the tax manoeuvre in Russia and threatening to revise the EEU agreement

November 26 – December 2

Belarus supports Russia at international fora; the difference in the energy pricing retained

November 19 – November 25

Former Deputy Prime Minister has become Belarus’ ambassador to Russia; checkpoints will be reinstalled at the Russo-Belarusian border

November 12 – November 18

Belarus opposes Russia’s military presence, Russia agrees

November 5 – November 11

Russia is alarmed by Minsk’s independence in foreign policy; in trade, Russia is promoting the interests of domestic producers

October 29 – November 4

Russia is attempting to retain military influence in the region; dairy disputes remain unresolved

October 22 – October 28

Implementation of the oil agreement has resumed; the Russian Orthodox Church broke up with Constantinople in Minsk

October 15 – October 21

Belarus-Russia: Forum of the Regions and final agreements on mutual trade quotas for petrochemicals and foodstuffs

October 8 – October 14

Ambassador Babich gets to know Belarus; bilateral talks are ongoing

October 1 – October 7

A compromise has been reached in most issues with Russia

September 24 – September 30

Presidents and Prime Ministers outlined future arrangements and/or their variations

September 17 – September 23

Belarus collects arguments for the Prime Ministers’ meeting; the anti-Belarusian information mainstream is developing in Russia

September 10 – September 16

Belarus and Russia negotiate the compensation for the tax manoeuvre and restrictions on import of petrochemicals

September 3 – September 9

Lukashenka on meetings with Putin, farewell to the Russian ambassador and instability of the Russian Rouble

August 27 – September 2

Belarus-Russia: a replacement of negotiating teams

August 20 – August 26

Belarus-Russia: rouble depreciation, talks on loans and supplies of petrochemicals

August 13 – August 19

Russia steps up pressure, yet Belarus appears not ready to accept her terms

August 6 – August 12

Minsk yet has to agree to the appointed ambassador and creates other uncertainties in relations with Russia

July 30 – August 5

Belarus-Russia: disarray in the CSTO, amendments to the EEU Treaty, reception of the new ambassador

July 23 – July 29

Belarus-Russia: cooperation diminished in intensity and trade disputes retained

July 16 – July 22

In anticipation of a new ambassador in Minsk, Belarus and Russia continue trade disputes

July 9 – July 15

Russia’s tax manoeuvre in the oil industry may affect Belarus’ budget revenues

July 2 – July 8

Belarus prepares for talks on gas pipeline transit, Russia refinances some debts of the Belarusian state industry

June 25 – July 1