This week in photos: Trump in Vatican, St. Nicholas' relics and Zuckerberg's degreeSociety & Culture May 26, 17:45
Bolshoi Theater vows to put on at least 10 new shows next seasonSociety & Culture May 26, 17:34
Putin says attackers, masterminds of terror attack in Egypt must not go unpunishedRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 26, 17:13
Russian oil and gas companies may use Ka-62 helicopter for Arctic projectsBusiness & Economy May 26, 17:05
Russia may increase spending on military bases abroadMilitary & Defense May 26, 16:45
Lavrov praises Eurasian integration projectsBusiness & Economy May 26, 16:40
Estonian Foreign Ministry confirms plans to expel two Russian diplomatsWorld May 26, 16:30
Russia stands for diplomatic settlement of North Korean issue — presidential aideRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 26, 16:25
Putin to discuss with Macron how to improve bilateral relationsRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 26, 16:20
MOSCOW, January 16. /TASS/. Russian international reserves contracted by $33.4 billion to $385.7 billion in December last year, the Central Bank said on Friday.
Russia’s international reserves are currently at their lowest level since August 2009. During the crisis of 2008-2009, the country’s international reserves were seen to plummet to as low as $376 billion (mid-March 2009).
Russian international [gold and foreign-currency] reserves are highly-liquid foreign assets owned by the Bank of Russia and the Russian government. They include monetary gold, special drawing rights, a fall-back position in the IMF and other reserve assets.