According to President Alexander Lukashenko, Belarus and Russia should restore the previous trade turnover level. The two countries are not isolated from global crises and are forced to provide a joint response to them. During his working visit to Moscow, the Belarusian President held talks with his Russian counterpart in the Kremlin, the main topic being Belarus-Russia relations. The politicians also touched upon topical issues related to interaction in the political sphere, integration processes and the situation in the world.Besides, Alexander Lukashenko took part in a ceremony to congratulate Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on his 70th anniversary.