Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko. Photo/Sputnik/Sergey Guneev
The Russian leader turned 70 on Friday (7/10/2022). His birthday was welcomed by the leaders of the alliance countries.
Lukashenko was asked what he would give Putin when he arrived at the Konstantinovsky Palace in St Petersburg for an informal summit of leaders from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
“Tractor. Just like I did, Belarus. The best. It was assembled manually,” he said.
The Belarusian Tractor is an iconic four-wheeled vehicle produced by Minsk Tractor Works since the 1950s.
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It is one of the most recognized Belarusian brands and its vehicles are sold to about 100 countries around the world.
The gift certificate for Putin’s tractor was later posted on a Telegram channel linked to Lukashenko’s press service.
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