The balances of correspondent accounts at commercial banks dropped significantly today. This reduction was almost 16bn rubles (about $504m) in Russia and more than 11bn rubles (about $346m) in Moscow and the Moscow region. This was the most significant fall in balances since June 4, which was five months ago. Nevertheless, this reduction led neither to problems with ruble liquidity at domestic banks nor a ruble deficit on the market. As of now, one-day ruble credit rates do not surpass 8 percent even at "second-tier" banks. The high on dollars hit RUR 31.80 by 11:05 a.m. at this morning's trading session and the trade volume was more than $80m. The high on tomorrow dollar deals on the interbank market has already surpassed RUR 31.80.
The discovery of the submarine has unveiled a few "inconsistencies." For example, how can one explain the fact that the sub was found where it needed to be searched for from the start?
When on a state visit to Singapore, Russian President Vladimir Putin promised to revisit the discussion of the 1956 Declaration between the USSR and Japan regarding the issue of the peace treaty with Japan
The TurkStream, which runs along the bottom of the Black Sea from Russia's Anapa to Turkey, will consist of two lines, each with a capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters of gas a year