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13 May 2016

Rapota: Belarus, Russia have common information space

Rapota: Belarus, Russia have common information space

MINSK, 13 May (BelTA) – Belarus and Russia have common information space, State Secretary of the Union State Grigory Rapota told media on 13 May, BelTA has learned.

“I believe we have common information space. Interpenetration is sufficient. While in Moscow I have no difficulties to learn about the latest news here, and, while staying in Belarus, it is easy to learn what is going on in Moscow,” Grigory Rapota said.

Knowledge brings understanding, and understanding provides sympathy, he said. According to opinion polls, the majority of Russians treat Belarusians with respect. The same attitude they show to the institutions that operate in the Union State. This proves a high level of information awareness.

11th Belarusian international media forum Partnership for the FutureGrigory Rapota said he, as a consumer of information, is interested in factual evidence. The State Secretary of the Union State turns to the news feed to learn the latest news. First of all, he is interested in the Russian-Belarusian relations and any news related to them. Being a citizen of the Russian Federation, Grigory Rapota is also interested in what is going on in Russia, how the country’s economy develops, political news. The same is true about Belarus. The State Secretary does not pay attention to empty articles. In order to study something in depth, Grigory Rapota reads analytical articles.

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