The volume of the Russian Central Bank's gold and currency reserves was $82.7bn on May 14, which was $700m lower than on May 7. Meanwhile, in the period from April 30 to May 7 the reserves advanced by $700m. The recent decrease in the amount of the gold and currency reserves has been the largest one-week decrease since March 26. As a result, the current level of the gold and currency reserves is equal to the January 2004 level.
The reasons for this noticeable drop in the reserves seem to be payments on foreign debts made by the Russian Finance Ministry and fluctuations in the dollar rate against the euro and other leading currencies on international exchanges.
The co-author of this disaster is the Dutch government, which did not find either strength or desire to save the lives of its citizens who were flying on that plane. The Dutch authorities did not demand Ukraine to comply with international aviation regulations
On the second day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a plenary meeting was held, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and IMF head Christine Lagarde took part