As experts pointed out in an interview with RBC, the dollar rate edged downtoday. It was largely due to yesterday's dollar selling by the RussianCentral Bank. Additionally, overnight rates grew a little. As a result, toddollar rate dropped to RUR31.5725. "The current situation with rubleresources has settled down, and at the end of the unified trading sessionthe dollar exchange rate posted a small gain to RUR31.58-31.585", expertssaid. "The dollar exchange rate is most likely to remain below RUR31.6before the end of this month, and today's decrease in balances ofcorrespondent accounts may serve as a signal for ruble credit rates togrow, and in that case the dollar exchange rate will decrease a little,too", according to experts..
The choice of the city of Helsinki is not incidental as the capital of Finland had hosted US-Soviet negotiations on the limitation of nuclear stockpiles in 1969