“The issue of a common currency will certainly be solved in five to ten years; there will be issuing centres and there will be a common currency,” he said at a meeting with participants in the international educational forum Summer Campus of the Presidential Academy. “We could have avoided this if we had not broken the rouble when the Soviet Union collapsed. We wrecked our common economic space and now, being independent states, we are creating such space again. The subject of introducing a common currency will be discussed in professional circles.”
The annual Summer Campus of the Presidential Academy has been held in Russia’s republic of Tatarstan since 2012. Lectures and training seminars for Russian and foreign students are given by Russian and foreign experts, businessmen and top-ranking officials.