Vneshtorgbank, a bank that services foreign economic relations of Russia, will issue bonds worth 2bn rubles (about $63m) on February 26, a representative of the banking community who is close to organizers of the issue reported to RBC. The three-year bonds are expected to yield 15 percent a year and the first nine-month coupon will be set at 15.5 percent. The bonds will be floated on MICEX, and Vneshtorgbank will act both as organizer and underwriter of the issue.
More than 5.8 million people voted for Nicholas Maduro at the presidential election in Venezuela. This is more than a quarter of registered voters. Why did those people vote for the man, who, as Western media write, took Venezuela to the brink of collapse?
Putin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on remarks in the US media about failures in launching nuclear-capable missiles in Russia