Effective December 20, 2001 the official rate of the US dollar, fixed by the Central Bank, amounts to 30.28 roubles per dollar. It has not changed against the previously set level, reported the foreign and public relations department of the Bank of Russia. The rate of the euro amounts to 27.32 roubles per euro as of December 20, 2001. It has not changed against the previously set level.
For the time being, one needs to finish the construction of the section that is 100 kilometres long. On October 17, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in an interview with RND that the project would be completed