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German Gref. RIA Novosti ©
Belarus least prepared for Common Economic Space: German Gref, Head of Russia’s Sberbank

According to him, “there are some political trends within the CIS that hamper economic integration (…) Unfortunately, disintegration is on the rise”.

Belarus least prepared for Common Economic Space: German Gref, Head of Russia’s Sberbank
©RIA Novosti
Russia asked Kazakhstan to tighten control over US meat quality

Such measures are related to discovery of E.ColiO157:H7 collibacillus in ground beef from Kansas, USA.

Russia asked Kazakhstan to tighten control over US meat quality
Kairat Kelimbetov. By Yaroslav Radlovsky ©
Minister of Economic Development Kairat Kelimbetov on benefits of integration

If we analyze trade relations among post-Soviet states, trade turnover of Kazakhstan with Russia and Belarus has grown twofold in 2010-2011: Kelimbetov.

Minister of Economic Development Kairat Kelimbetov on benefits of integration
Illustration by Tengrinews.kz
Commodity turnover between CU countries grew 41%

Commodity turnover between Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan increased by 41 percent in the first six months of 2011.

Commodity turnover between CU countries grew 41%
President of Belarus Aleksandr Lukashenko arrived in Astana. Photo courtesy of BELTA
Lukashenko arrived in Astana for informal summit

President of Belarus arrived in Astana to take part in the informal summit of heads of the CSTO member-states.

Lukashenko arrived in Astana for informal summit
Protopriest Maksim Obukhov. Photo courtesy of 1tv.ru
Kazakhstan to have Orthodox women clinics

The key difference of the Orthodox women clinics from regular once is impossibility to schedule an abortion unless the pregnancy poses a threat to the mother’s life.

Kazakhstan to have Orthodox women clinics
Photo courtesy of vesti.kz
Customs Union to freeze import duties till 2012

Starting from August 25 a moratorium on changes in import duties will be in place in Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan.

Customs Union to freeze import duties till 2012
Kazakh oilman sampling oil. ©REUTERS
Export of Kazakhstan’s oil to Belarus impossible without Russia’s consent

We purchase only gasoil and residual oil. Not yet crude oil: Belarus Ambassador to Kazakhstan Valery Brylev.

Export of Kazakhstan’s oil to Belarus impossible without Russia’s consent
Alisher Karimov. Photo courtesy of festival.vitebsk.by
Kazakhstan singer Alisher Karimov won 3rd prize at Slavianski Bazaar

Kazakhstan singer Alisher Karimov won the third prize of the International Pop Song Performers Contest VITEBSK-2011.

Kazakhstan singer Alisher Karimov won 3rd prize at Slavianski Bazaar
©RIA Novosti
Belarus PM: CU countries need joint defense order

Belarus PM Mikhail Myasnikovich said that Custom Union countries need a joint defense order.

Belarus PM: CU countries need joint defense order
Deputy chairman of Kazakhstan Space Agency Meirbek Moldabekov
Kazakhstan and Belarus can unite thier satellites

Kazakhstan and Belarus might unite their remote Earth-sensing satellites and use their data jointly. Space technologies “are becoming a tool for solving economic tasks,” Moldabekov.

Kazakhstan and Belarus can unite thier satellites
Belarus wants to supply military equipment to Kazakhstan
Belarus wants to supply military equipment to Kazakhstan

We will be selling you military equipment and training your people: Aleksandr Lukashenko.

Belarus wants to supply military equipment to Kazakhstan
©Ria Novosti
Kazakhstan and Belarus to agree on oil supplies

We are very much interested. This will enable us to diversify oil supplies: President Alexandr Lukashenko.

Kazakhstan and Belarus to agree on oil supplies
Nursultan Nazarbayev and Alexandr Lukashenko. Photo courtesy of akorda.kz
Kazakhstan considering privatization in Belarus

I expect Kazakhstan’s companies to take an active part in privatization programs in Belarus: President Nazarbayev.

Kazakhstan considering privatization in Belarus
Nursultan Nazarbayev and Aleksandr Lukashenko. ©REUTERS
Lukashenko arrived in Kazakhstan for official visit

Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko arrived in Kazakhstan with official three-day visit.

Lukashenko arrived in Kazakhstan for official visit
National Bank. ©Vladimir Dmitryev
No immediate probability of currency devaluation in Kazakhstan: National Bank Deputy Chairman

Deputy Chairman of the National Bank Bissengali Tadjiyakov made the comments following Belarus devaluing its currency by 50%.

No immediate probability of currency devaluation in Kazakhstan: National Bank Deputy Chairman
Mikhail Myasnikovich, Vladimir Putin, Karim Massimov. ©RIA Novosti
CIS countries are not ready to sign Free Trade Agreement

Free Trade Agreement should become a solution for economic issues: Belarus PM Myasnikovich.

CIS countries are not ready to sign Free Trade Agreement
Karim Massimov. ©RIA Novosti
Massimov arrived in Minsk for the sitting of CIS Heads of Government

Kazakhstan Prime-Minister Karim Massimov arrived in Minsk today, May 19, to participate in the sitting of CIS Heads of Government.

Massimov arrived in Minsk for the sitting of CIS Heads of Government
Prime-Ministers of CU countries to meet in Minsk on May 19

Prime-Ministers of the Customs Union member-countries will meet in Minsk on May 15 for the 15th session of EurAsEC inter-country council.

Prime-Ministers of CU countries to meet in Minsk on May 19