The balance of correspondent accounts at Russian commercial banks amountedto 81.532 billion rubles (about $2.58bn) as of the beginning of business onAugust 22. The balance of the correspondent accounts at the banks in theMoscow region reached 48.489 billion rubles (about $1.54bn). .
Representatives of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation commented on the state of affairs in the Sea of Azov
Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club that Russia will never initiate military actions, including with the use of nuclear weapons