At the beginning of business today, balances of ruble resources at commercial bank correspondent accounts declined considerably. Across the country, this drop amounted to RUR11.7bn (about $367.67m); in Moscow, it was RUR8.5bn (about $267.11m). Such a significant decrease has not been registered since January 9, 2003, which was over ten days ago.
The government of Dmitry Medvedev has resigned. Medvedev failed to meet the requirements of many of Putin's decrees, but Putin takes every effort to make the lives of former governmental officials comfortable