The Central Bank may sell a part of its gold reserves at the end of the year in order to compensate the monetary expansion that occurs in this period every year, Sergey Ignatyev, head of the Central Bank, declared at the conference devoted to the Finance Ministry's activity and its role in the social and economic development of Russia. According to him the Finance Ministry often transfers funds for budget enterprises without proper control. Ignatyev stressed that the ministry and the bank should take measures to prevent a sharp growth in inflation and the dollar exchange rate. He was quoted as saying that "daily contact on this issue should exist, so that we know about the revenues and expenses of the federal budget".
A year after the constitutional referendum of December 4th, 2016 that saw the victory of the NAY and the blatant defeat of the government front that had proposed the referendum, it can be said with certainty that the trauma for the defeated is now past. But there is still fear in them, not so hidden either...
On December 10, 1948 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, its thirty articles enshrining basic and fundamental rights guaranteeing dignity of the human person and equality for all, regardless of race, color, creed or gender. A pipe dream?
Vladimir Putin's aircraft landed on Hmeymim airbase of the Russian Air Force in Syria in the morning of December 11