Russia — Putin Focuses A Full Day of Negotiation with Lukashenko

The president of Russia Vladimir Putin and the president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko will hold the talks in Sochi this week. The talks are on the eve of the  February 23rd, which traditionally is the holiday that honors men in Russia.  Lukashenko arrived in Sochi well an advance and this is the first time, Lukashenko left Belarus after the beginning of the protests.

Russia to Create New Political Party in Belarus

A Kremlin representative made an announcement regarding the intention by Russia to create a political party in Belarus that will support integration with Russia. However, the new party will oppose the current dictatorial regime of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko. Russia is one of only a handful of countries that recognized the legitimacy of the Belarusian presidential election.