Tagged: Belarus

CSTO slams door on US bases in Central Asia

The Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) today announced that no-one will be able to establish military bases on the territory of a CSTO member state without the express agreement of all other member states....

Russia WTO entry – all but guaranteed

Russia’s World Trade Organisation entry has been all but guaranteed after the WTO’s Working Party on Russian membership agreed the precise rules and obligations that Russia will have to meet as a member of...

Russian hockey coach attacks fans

Russian hockey coach attacks fans

Andrei Nazarov, former NHL player and current coach of KHL team Vityaz Chekhov, was having a tough day at the office, and took his frustrations out on the fans.

How the Belarus oil story has grown

How the Belarus oil story has grown

I picked up some incoming traffic from Matthew Yglesias’ blog today. Wondering what was going on, I wondered over to his site, to find the following story about the Russian decision to shut down...

Oil wars

Oil wars

It looks as though Russia’s neighbours have made a New Year’s resolution for 2007 – to demonstrate to Russia that they too can flex their energy muscles. In the past few days: Belarus have...

Belarus reaches last minute deal with Russia over gas price

Belarus reaches last minute deal with Russia over gas price

Just minutes before Gazprom implemented their threat to cut of gas supplies to Belarus, a deal was reached to secure gas deliveries until 2011. Under the terms of the deal, Belarus will pay $100...

Belarus-Russia relations sour over gas deal

Belarus-Russia relations sour over gas deal

It looks as if relations between Belarus and Russia are becoming increasingly strained, as reports come through that no agreement has been reached on the future of gas prices.  Although there has been no...

Belarus, Russia involved in Ivory Coast sanctions busting?

Belarus, Russia involved in Ivory Coast sanctions busting?

Despite an international arms embargo affecting both government and rebel forces, it appears that military equipment from the Former Soviet Union is still managing to make its way into the Ivory Coast, the Telegraph...

Union?

Union?

Following last week’s meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, many observers – myself included – chose to make fun of the way in which Lukashenko related or, rather,...