President Alexander Lukashenko has given an interview to the news agency TASS. In a conversation with Mikhail Gusman, a well-known journalist and the First Deputy Director General of the Russian information agency, the Belarusian leader answered about fifteen questions mainly related to integration in the former Soviet Union, Collective Security Treaty Organisation activities and Belarus-Russia relations. According to Alexander Lukashenko, Belarus and Russia have made a long way and remain close friends. The President of Belarus also spoke a lot about personal matters.The interview with Alexander Lukashenko will be aired on the Russia TV channel in October.