RTS started selling Russian Eurobonds with a maturity date in 2030. The volume of the first two-party deal that was made on April 23 was $1m, an expert of the Zenit bank said in an interview with RBC. Zenit and Vneshekonombank, which services Russian foreign trade, were the parties of this deal. According to the expert, the Eurobonds are sold on the main RTS market. "The deal was made through the RTS trading terminal", he said. Payments are made through the international clearing centers Euroclear and Clearstream. Today the executives of RTS and Vneshekonombank are going to introduce their project on the development of the organized market of Eurobonds in Russia. A minimal lot of the Russian Eurobonds with the maturity date in 2030 contains 10,000 securities with a face value $1 each.
On December 14, President Putin holds his annual Q&A session with Russian and foreign journalists. This conference is considered to be the beginning of his presidential campaign