The capital of the Central Bank of Russia reached RUR364.68bn ($11.93bn) as of May 1, 2003. According to the balance-sheet of the Central Bank for 2003, the value of precious metals belonging to the bank reached RUR48.89bn ($1.6bn) as of May 1, 2003. The Central Bank's funds and securities in foreign currencies held by non-residents amounted to RUR1.77 trillion ($57.9bn) as of May 1. The amount of loans and deposits reached RUR210.95bn ($6.9bn). The value of securities in the Central Bank's portfolio amounted to RUR277.64bn ($9.08bn), including the Russian government's securities totaling RUR246.05bn ($8.05bn). The sum at accounts in the Central Bank reached about RUR1 trillion ($32.71bn) as of May 1, including RUR415.57bn ($13.59bn) at accounts of the Russian government.
"We should use shock therapy to sober up the Americans. In this case, the Americans will speak about the need to resume dialogue. There is no other option"
The United States is concerned about the current crisis in the relations with Russia and suggests returning to reasonable policies to avoid a nuclear war