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MOSCOW, September 25 (Itar-Tass) —— Russia’s state foreign debt was estimated at 41,317.5 million U.S. dollars as of September 1, 2012, the Finance Ministry said in its regular report published on Tuesday, adding that the debt decreased by six million U.S. dollars over August.
As of September 1, the biggest part of the country’s foreign debt accounted for external bond loans and amounted to 35.547 billion U.S. dollars, the document wrote.
Besides, Russia’s debt to international financial organisations was estimated at 2.191 billion U.S. dollars, to the member countries of the Paris Club of Creditors – 434.4 million U.S. dollars, and to the rest of the official creditors – 1.131 billion U.S. dollars, the ministry reported.
In addition, the country’s debt to the official creditors – former member states of the Council of Mutual Economic Assistance was at 973.6 million U.S. dollars, while the unsettled debt of the former Soviet Union was estimated at 55.4 million U.S. dollars as of August 1, the document underlined.
As of the reporting date, Russia’s sovereign bond debt totalled 10.8 million U.S. dollars, while the country’s sovereign guarantees debt denominated in foreign currencies amounted to 974.2 million U.S. dollars, the Finance Ministry stated in its survey.