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It's only the beginning. Russian-Belarusian Union celebrates birthday

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This week, the Union State of Russia and Belarus celebrates the 22 anniversary.


It's only the beginning. Russian-Belarusian Union celebrates birthday


2 April 1996, the Russian leader Boris Yeltsin and the current President of the Republic of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, signed the agreement “On the Formation of the Community of Russia and Belarus”. According to experts, the document laid the foundation for the construction of a single economic, political, social and cultural space between neighboring states. In 1997, the date of signing the contract received the status of an official holiday - the Day of Unity of the Peoples of Russia and Belarus.

Recall that a year ago, Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko met in St. Petersburg on this occasion, during which the parties reached agreement on a number of policy issues: the oil and gas dispute was resolved, Minsk achieved refinancing of old loans. This year, the heads of the two states congratulated the Russians and Belarusians on the memorable day, and also sent each other written congratulations. Despite the fact that the April dialogue of the Russian and Belarusian leaders on the occasion of the 22 anniversary of the Union State did not take place (negotiations are scheduled after the inauguration of Vladimir Putin. - Note by the author), the absence of a personal meeting, rather, can be viewed as a positive sign.

A year ago, Lukashenko stressed that the many-hour discussions in St. Petersburg were the result of the shortcomings of the Russian and Belarusian ministers, which he and Vladimir Putin had to eliminate in a private conversation. A vivid confirmation of the fact that in the Russian-Belarusian cooperation everything goes on as usual, was the large-scale exercise “West – 2017”, which passed, contrary to the wishes of the political leadership of European and overseas countries, on a planned scale.

Also, Minsk and Moscow continue to jointly implement a number of multibillion-dollar projects in the industrial sector, in the field of energy and other industries. A good example is the construction of the Belarusian nuclear power plant in the city of Ostrovets.

Recent disputes over the import of Belarusian milk into Russia have shown that there are disagreements between the parties, but today a compromise can be found without the intervention of top officials of the state. Earlier, Lukashenka, speaking at the Belarusian State Youth Theater, stressed that the people of Russia remain brotherly for the Belarusians. “The Russians are our brothers. <...> They are different, there are good and bad. It happens that milk is not allowed, and sugar is not allowed to be sold there, and oil and gas are cut off. Anything can happen, I have experienced it all in full, and we are not saints either, ”Lukashenka said. As the head of the republic noted, it is Moscow that will be the first to lend a helping hand to the Belarusians in any situation.

Obviously, there are enough grounds to draw such conclusions from Lukashenko. After 27 years after the collapse of the USSR, the experience of Belarus, which along with Kazakhstan and other post-Soviet republics is focused on building a constructive dialogue with Moscow, showed that a strong friendship with Russia is more beneficial than a dubious partnership with the West.
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  1. Spartanez300
    Spartanez300 April 3 2018 11: 07
    +6
    And you need to cherish this hand, because there will be no other than Russian. Who does not allow Belarus to sell their high-quality goods in Russia, they always sold, and did not arrange a European transshipment base for sanctioned goods from their country.
    1. Hunter 2
      Hunter 2 April 3 2018 11: 17
      +13
      Why are you pestering Belarusians ??? Shrimps - they came from the Belorussian Sea, well, at least the US Navy - didn’t get there! wassat
      Beautiful in Belarus, very clean and People are good! With all due respect! hi
      1. Avis-bis
        Avis-bis April 3 2018 11: 32
        +6
        Quote: Hunter 2
        Shrimps - they have from the Belarusian Sea

        Such a clown sits in a zombie creature, Timofey Bazhenov is called. So, in all seriousness, he "caught" shrimp in the Belarusian swamps.
      2. Bypassed
        Bypassed April 3 2018 11: 50
        +9
        I’m embarrassed to ask, but what about the Russian VICI shrimp from which sea?
        Incidentally, in the Republic of Belarus, they have already received EU certificates for black caviar. Can they smuggle from the Russian Federation? Although the president was assured that the caviar of its own production
        And about the Belarusian shrimp - type "Santa Bremor"
        1. Avis-bis
          Avis-bis April 3 2018 12: 12
          +10
          Quote: bypassed
          I’m embarrassed to ask, but what about the Russian VICI shrimp from which sea?

          . In the seas of the Russian Far East, the shrimp fauna numbers over 100 species. Many representatives of this group are objects of industrial fishing. © sorry for the "wiki".
  2. Sofa expert
    Sofa expert April 3 2018 11: 10
    +1
    Oh, soon they’ll bring potatoes =)
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov April 3 2018 11: 18
      +4
      Quote: Sofa Expert
      Oh, soon they’ll bring potatoes =)

      Not relevant
      1. 210ox
        210ox April 3 2018 11: 57
        +7
        Come on, it’s not relevant .. And congratulate people weakly? And here and there? Happy holiday to you, forum users. We must be one people!
        Quote: Alexander Romanov
        Quote: Sofa Expert
        Oh, soon they’ll bring potatoes =)

        Not relevant
    2. AlexVas44
      AlexVas44 April 3 2018 11: 30
      +1
      Quote: Sofa Expert
      Oh, they’ll bring potatoes soon

      Already driven, the current is not a bulb, but from Egypt. good
  3. Masya masya
    Masya masya April 3 2018 11: 19
    +18
    happy birthday to all of us !!! love
    1. Cutter
      Cutter April 3 2018 11: 44
      +10
      This is definitely one house, fraternal peoples, only different leaders!
      Happy Holidays, Russians, we remember our common home and will always be there! And do not pay attention to the leaders ...
      hi
      1. Reserve officer
        Reserve officer April 3 2018 12: 00
        +10
        Greetings, Alexander! I would say differently - we are just one people. No artificial divisions needed. But I have big doubts about the viability of the union state, because it is not the people who make decisions there, but the leaders, on whom you advise not to pay attention.
        A true reunion will only be within one country. I'd love to live up to this.
        1. Cutter
          Cutter April 3 2018 12: 09
          +6
          Alex, good day! hi
          A true reunion will only be within one country. I'd love to live up to this.

          I agree with everything, but to live ... not soon it will be!
  4. Nasrat
    Nasrat April 3 2018 11: 20
    +2
    There is a lot of banter among the comments .. this is strange.
    1. Avis-bis
      Avis-bis April 3 2018 11: 33
      +7
      Quote: Nasr
      There is a lot of banter among the comments .. this is strange.

      But what to cry or what? Among their own (RF and Belarus), you can also poke fun. All kindly ...
  5. Egorovich
    Egorovich April 3 2018 11: 36
    +10
    Living at the expense of Russian oil and gas resources, not recognizing Crimea as part of Russia, not recognizing Abkhazia and South Ossetia - this "ally" is still that fruit. No complaints against Belarusians, we are one nation. BR leadership sucks.
    1. Bypassed
      Bypassed April 3 2018 11: 58
      +9
      BR leadership sucks.
      I’m embarrassed to ask - are your residents of Londongrad an example to follow?
      1. sapporo1959
        sapporo1959 April 3 2018 21: 23
        +1
        Well, you can’t please these Russians. They don’t see their shit at point blank range, for that they relish the stranger already.
    2. XXXIII
      XXXIII April 3 2018 13: 46
      +4
      Quote: Egorovich
      Living at the expense of Russian oil and gas resources, not recognizing Crimea as part of Russia, not recognizing Abkhazia and South Ossetia - this "ally" is still that fruit. No complaints against Belarusians, we are one nation. BR leadership sucks.

      Why present, everyone knows whose territories it is or a certificate is still needed. laughing We are all citizens of all Russia, there are appropriate papers. hi
      Here is the patrimonial of all the great and independent .... yes
  6. Ingvar0401
    Ingvar0401 April 3 2018 11: 42
    +5
    Quote: Egorovich
    Living at the expense of Russian oil and gas resources, not recognizing Crimea as part of Russia, not recognizing Abkhazia and South Ossetia - this "ally" is still that fruit. No complaints against Belarusians, we are one nation. BR leadership sucks.

    The wife’s sister lives in Minsk, her husband is a relative of Yakub Kolos. Minsk is a beautiful city and we have something to learn from Belarusians ......
    1. cormorant
      cormorant April 3 2018 11: 58
      +7
      And what, Moscow or Peter are dirty cities? What is learning how to sweep the streets?
  7. Lex.
    Lex. April 3 2018 11: 45
    0
    http://baltnews.lt/vilnius_news/20180401/10180350
    84.html
    interesting link
  8. Bypassed
    Bypassed April 3 2018 11: 56
    +5
    Monitored not so long ago a bush of enterprises for the production of autoheaters.
    So what is it that turns out - Belarusian components are delivered to KAMAZ
    Line for assembly of automotive components for KAMAZ
    1. XXXIII
      XXXIII April 3 2018 14: 19
      +5
      Quote: bypassed
      Monitored not so long ago a bush of enterprises for the production of autoheaters.
      So what is it that turns out - Belarusian components are delivered to KAMAZ
      Line for assembly of automotive components for KAMAZ

      I think not only they share iron, but also experience ..... drinks hi

  9. sib.ataman
    sib.ataman April 3 2018 12: 35
    +1
    There will be no ideological base, there will be nothing to unite on. National roots are not a reason for strong friendship, as experience shows! Even in the same family, brothers and sisters, children and parents do not always love each other! A single state is needed to implement a common idea, but it does not exist yet. Calls for creation alone. But who does this? Unknown
    1. K.A.S.
      K.A.S. April 3 2018 14: 41
      0
      The best base for unification is when Belarusians get married or marry Russians! And any other ideological base is temporary and you will not please everyone! You do not like my base I disgust yours !!!
      1. 97110
        97110 April 4 2018 09: 14
        0
        Quote: K.A.S.
        You do not like my base I disgust yours !!!

        That's right, wives need to be changed.
  10. aries2200
    aries2200 April 3 2018 13: 07
    0
    And where does the first president of the united state Sir Borodin celebrate a historical event?
  11. XXXIII
    XXXIII April 3 2018 13: 47
    +3
    Congratulations to the great people of the Russian Earth!
  12. ALEA IACTA EST
    ALEA IACTA EST April 3 2018 20: 36
    0
    Someday the Russian people will regain unity.