MOSCOW, March 06, /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s foreign state debt (including the liabilities of former USSR undertaken by the Russian Federation) was estimated at 55.75 billion U.S. dollars as of February 1, 2014, the Finance Ministry said in its report made public on Thursday.
As of January 1, 2014, the Russian foreign state debt amounted to 55.79 billion U.S. dollars. Therefore, the country’s foreign debt decreased by 0.08 percent over the month.
As of February 1, the Russian foreign debt embraces the country’s indebtedness to official creditors - members of the Paris Club, which cannot be restructured, went up by 2.9 percent to 161.4 million U.S. dollars in January; the debt to creditors - non-members of the Paris Club remained at 1.026 billion U.S. dollars; Russia’s debt to former member-states of the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (CMEA) went down by 0.3 percent to 948.1 million U.S. dollars, and debt for external bond loan slid down by 0.02 percent and was estimated at 40.66 billion U.S. dollars.