The Russian Finance Ministry has earmarked about $25 million, or 19.46 million SDR (Special Drawing Rights) to make another payment due to the IMF. The ministry's press service reported to RBC that this payment will be made tomorrow, on October 10, according to the schedule. This is the first payment of Russia to the International Monetary Fund in October. On the whole, it will have to make three payments for a total of about $500 million to this international organization this month.
According to a source in the Russian Defence Ministry, Russia started deploying elite commando units in eastern Libya. Russian GRU officers, mercenaries and advisors have arrived in Libya