Russia has increased its international foreign currency reserves by $2.1 billion (0.6%).

 

According to a report published by the Central Bank, as of March 11th 2016 the sum amounts to $381.1 billion, in comparison with $379 billion a week ago, Gazeta.ru reports.

 

Recall that earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed the opinion that the availability of foreign exchange reserves is a guarantee of the country’s financial independence, which is why the president is ready to sacrifice the ruble to preserve reserves.

 

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