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Lukashenko announces plans to meet with Russia's top officials
We will be able to compare notes with the president and the prime minister of Russia. There are some issues that are within the scope of reference of our governments. I would like to discuss some of them with Dmitry Medvedev, the Belarusian leader said.

Politics

Belarus-Russia integration going through fundamentally new stage
The ambassador said: “Today we are going through a fundamentally new stage. As we revise the program on implementing the Union State Establishment Treaty, we have to build a material and economic base for reaching those goals.”

Economy

Belarus' regional business initiatives to get assistance under EU/UNDP project
The implementation of the winning projects will help promote business in a particular area. For example, business incubators will be opened in Zhlobin and Lida.

Society

Prince Igor. Photo courtesy of bolshoibelarus.by Minsk to host Christmas Opera Forum on 12-18 December
The forum will be opened by a premiere of the season, Alexander Borodin's epic Prince Igor directed by Galina Galkovskaya and conducted by Alexander Anissimov on 12 December.
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Sport

Team Belarus to face Latvia on second day of IIHF U20 Ice Hockey World Championship
Team Belarus will hit the ice at 19:30 as they will face Team Latvia. This encounter is expected to be one of the decisive matches of the tournament. On 12 December Team Belarus will face Team Norway, on 13 December they will play against Team Slovenia, on 15 December they will take on Team Denmark.
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