RUSSIAN PRIME MINISTER APPROVED TEXT OF AGREEMENT WITH ARMENIA
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov approved the texts of two intergovernmental documents which are expected to be signed with Armenia: the agreement on long-term economic cooperation till 2010 and on the two countries' mutual acknowledgement of documents on education, academic degrees and status, the Governmental Information Department reported to RIA Novosti Wednesday.
ON WEDNESDAY, TWO PLANES VIOLATED THE AIRSPACE AT THE TAJIK-AFGHAN BORDER
The Russian frontier-guards, who are defending the Ishkashim and Khorog parts of the state border of Tajikistan with Afghanistan, on Wednesday registered two violations of the airspace by planes without identification marks.
CIS MEMBER-STATES' PARTICIPATION IN UN COMMISSION PROGRAMMES DISCUSSED IN MOSCOW
CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) and ESCAP (UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific) Executive Secretaries Yury Yarov and Kim Hak-Su discussed in Moscow the most promising trends in the CIS cooperation within the framework of the ESCAP international activities.
EUROPEAN UNION - UKRAINE SUMMIT OPENS IN CRIMEA
The European Union - Ukraine summit has opened today in Yalta (Crimea, Ukraine).
RUSSIA TO DELIVER RADARS TO KIRGHIZIA
Russia will deliver a batch of radar stations to Kirghizia, said Tuesday Kirghiz Defense Minister Elsen Topoyev.
EURASIAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY LEADERS TO MEET IN ALMA-ATA
The second meeting of the interstate council of the Eurasian Economic Community member-states at the level of heads of government is to be held in the Kazakh former capital of Alma-Ata on September 14. This community, uniting Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Kirghizia and Tajikistan, was founded in June 2000.
BUSH ADMINISTRATION REFUSES TO ACKNOWLEDGE ALEXANDER LUKASHENKO'S VICTORY IN BELARUSSIAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
The USA agrees with the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe /OSCE/ that the Belarussian presidential election "wasn't democratic" and thinks the results of this election "cannot be internationally recognized," said the US State Department in a statement released by its press service on Monday.
DOES LUKASHENKO FOOL HIS PEOPLE?
The victory of Alexander Lukashenko in the Belarus presidential elections is a result of the policy of fooling his people, pursued by him, believes Sergei Ivanenko, first deputy head of the Yabloko faction in the State Duma.
RUSSIAN MPS CLAIM BELARUS' PRESIDENTIAL POLL WAS IN LINE WITH LAW
The members of the Federation Council, or Russia's upper parliamentary house, who were monitoring Belarus' presidential election have no doubts that it was held in compliance with law and was democratic. That was what Leonid Markelov, deputy chairman of the Federation Council committee for CIS affairs, said in a telephone interview from Minsk.
CEDE KARABAKH LANDS TO AZERIS, APPEALS CATCALLED PACE PRESIDENT TO SHOCK ARMENIA
Armenian parliamentarians were sent into a profound shock as Lord Russell-Johnston, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, PACE, addressed an autumn session opening at the National Assembly today. He called Armenia to cede to Azerbaijan certain areas in control of the Defence Army of the unrecognised Karabakh republic.
ALEXANDER LUKASHENKO INSISTS ON ALL RUSSIAN-BELARUSSIAN AGREEMENTS' EXECUTION
The execution of all Russian-Belarussian agreements is to be considered soon, Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko said at a press conference in Minsk Monday.
ALEXANDER LUKASHENKO DESCRIBES HIS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION VICTORY AS "ELEGANT"
"Elegant" was the word used by Alexander Lukashenko to describe his victory at the presidential election in Byelorussia, held on Sunday. At his first news conference after official preliminary returns were announced, the Byelorussian leader said that none of the voters "will regret their choice" - not even those who voted against him.
NO THREAT OF NATO AGGRESSION TO BELARUS - ALEXANDER LUKASHENKO
There is no threat of a NATO aggression to Belarus, Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko told a press conference in Minsk Monday.
"We agitate ourselves at times, but the thesis of aggression does not correspond to the reality," Lukashenko said.
ANTI-AIDS PROGRAMME UNDER DEVELOPMENT IN ARMENIA
Armenia will accomplish the development of a national anti-AIDS programme in the near future, Armenian Chief Sanitary Inspector Vladimir Davidyants was quoted as saying.
GEORGIAN PRESIDENT CONGRATULATES LUKASHENKO ON VICTORY IN BELARUSSIAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
At a Monday briefing in Tbilisi, Georgian President Edward Shevardnadze told journalists that he had sent a telegram to Alexander Lukashenko, congratulating him on his re-election as the president of Belarus. "We have established a good enough relationship," noted the Georgian leader.
GEORGIAN PRESIDENT SAYS HE WANTS GOOD NEIGHBOURLY RELATIONS WITH RUSSIA
Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze has confirmed -- in words -- that he is willing to establish good neighbourly relations with Russia. Speaking at a briefing in Tbilisi Monday, Mr. Shevardnadze said that Russia and Georgia "are neighbours and they should build relations on the principle of good neighbourliness."
ELECTION IN BYELORUSSIA: SCANDAL AGAIN?
In spite of OSCE observers who decided not only to observe election campaign in Byelorussia, but also the pre-election process and situation in the country on the whole, observers from CIS countries acknowledged the election to be “free, open and carried out according to all universal democratic principles”.
MIKHAIL GORBACHEV DOES NOT PLACE BELARUS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS OUTCOME IN DOUBT
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Kasyanov assumes that there is no ground for placing in doubt the outcome of Belarus' presidential elections. Gorbachev, the leader of the Social-Democratic Party, said as much Monday at a press conference in Moscow. The first USSR president, Mikhail Gorbachev, stressed he was certain that Alexander Lukashenko would win.
YURI RAZGULAEV: FOR ALL THAT KIRGHIZIA WANTS TO RECEIVE PAYMENTS FOR WATER
First boundary water check point has been opened in Kirghiz village Uch-Terek on Naryn river. Here, water flowing to neighbouring state Uzbekistan is being taken stock of. This fact confirms that Kirghizia really has intention to introduce payments for water which runs through its territory to other states of Middle Asia.
DUMA DEPUTY CONFIDENT ABOUT LEGITIMACY OF BELARUSSIAN ELECTIONS
State Duma deputy and Yedinstvo (Unity) member Frants Klintsevich has expressed his confidence about the legitimacy of the recently-held elections in Belarus. The member of parliament was born in Belarus.
JEWISH COMMUNITIES' FEDERATION DELEGATION LEAVES FOR ISRAEL
The delegation of the CIS Jewish Communities' Federation headed by Berl Lazar leaves for Israel Monday.
RUSSIAN COMMUNIST LEADER CONGRATULATES ALEXANDER LUKASHENKO ON VICTORY IN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
Leader of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation Gennady Zyuganov has congratulated Alexander Lukashenko on his "convincing victory" in the Belarussian presidential election.
BELARUS ELECTION COMMISSION: PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS WERE BEYOND REPROACH
The presidential elections in Belarus were held successfully, Chairman of the Central Election Commission of Belarus Lidia Yermoshina said in a RIA Novosti interview. In her words, the charges of the Belarussian opposition of a possible riggings filed to the Central Election Commission have no ground.
PARLIAMENTARY SPEAKER: LUKASHENKO'S VICTORY IN BELARUSSIAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS IS NATURAL
Lukashenko's victory in the Sunday elections of the Belarussian president was natural and preconditioned, Federation Council (upper house of Parliament) Speaker Yegor Stroyev said to journalists Monday.
OBSERVERS RECOGNISED ELECTIONS OF PRESIDENT OF BELARUS AS LEGITIMATE
The observers from the CIS have recognised the presidential elections held in Belarus to be legitimate. The statement circulated by the observers from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) on Monday says that "these elections were free, open, and with observance of all universal democratic principles".
VLADIMIR PUTIN CONGRATULATES ALEXANDER LUKASHENKO ON VICTORY
Russian President Vladimir Putin has telephoned Alexander Lukashenko to congratulate him on a landslide victory in the presidential election in Belarus.
RUSSIAN-KIRGHIZIAN TRADE AND ECONOMIC COOPERATION DISCUSSED
The third meeting of the Russian-Kirghizian intergovernmental committee on trade and economic and technical cooperation opened in the Kirghizian resort of Cholpon-Ata Monday. Russian Nuclear Energy Minister Alexander Rumyantsev is to participate in the meeting.
ALEXANDER LUKASHENKO: INTERNATIONAL OBSERVERS WILL POSITIVELY ASSESS ELECTIONS IN BELARUS
Belarus can count on a positive assessment of the Sunday presidential elections by the international observers, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said at the press conference held in his residence at night on Monday.
ACCORDING TO THE PRELIMINARY DATA, BELARUSSIAN PRESIDENT ALEXANDER LUKASHENKO HAS BEEN RE-ELECTED
According to the initial counting of all the ballot-papers, Alexander Lukashenko has been re-elected as President of Belarus. As was reported by the republican Central Election Commission, 75.62 percent of voters have voted for him.
EXPLOSION IN DUSHANBE ON SUNDAY KILLED ONE PERSON
A powerful explosion resounded in Dushanbe not far from the Republican stadium at 20.30 local time on Sunday. A corpse of a young man was found on the spot, and another explosive device was near him. The urgently summoned sappers defused the bomb.