Russia has allocated $54.3m (about 38.94m Special Drawing Rights, or SDRs) in debt payments to the International Monetary Fund today, a source in the Russian Finance Ministry reported to RBC. The source specified that this sum had been allocated to repay a part of the principal debt while interests would be paid later, according to the corresponding schedule.
Since the beginning of 2003, Russia has already repaid about $1.35bn to the IMF, including both payments on the principal debt and interests. Russia's total payments to the fund to be made this year are about $2.1bn.
The crisis between Ukraine and Russia is enriched by a new war front: the Sea of Azov. The body of water by the Kerch Strait sees a dangerous escalation
Representatives of the Russian Defence Ministry said that the missile that shot down the passenger Boeing 777 aircraft over the Donbass on July 17, 2014, was manufactured in 1986