Belarus is strengthening cooperation with Russian regions. Partnership relations are being developed in all spheres, including in the agro-industrial complex, energy, construction, mechanical engineering. For example, just over last year the Minsk Automobile Plant exported about 800 units of passenger vehicles to the regions of Russia. It is also undergoing additional modernization, taking into account the climate and local peculiarities. For example, specifically for the northern regions, buses are insulated and after the "upgrade" the machinery can withstand temperatures down to minus 50 degrees.