The weighted average dollar rate was RUR 31.38 at the beginning of this morning's trade on the Russian currency market, remaining unchanged for a whole week, since March 21. Currency analysts linked the unchanged dollar rate to banks unwilling to spend limited ruble resources on dollar purchases but planning to place these rubles as credits instead. A bank expert reported to RBC that one-day ruble credit rates reached about 4 percent this morning which makes 12 percent taking into consideration the following Saturday and Sunday. This will make a good profit compared to almost zero cost-effectiveness of purchases and sales of dollars.
Putin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on remarks in the US media about failures in launching nuclear-capable missiles in Russia
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?
It has long been understood that the West has been trying to subject Russian borders to total control. We have not seen such activity even during the Cold War