Russia is approaching its reserves to record levels


As part of protective measures against the coronavirus pandemic and in the context of Western sanctions measures, Russia is building up its international reserves. In April of this year, the volume of these funds amounted to a record $ 589,5 billion, having increased from April 16 to 23 by one percent, or $ 5,8 billion in monetary terms.


According to the regulator, the growth of reserves occurred after the revaluation of their volumes, as well as as a result of the acquisition of foreign currency as part of the implementation of the budget rule - it provides for the purchase of foreign currency by the Russian state in the event that oil prices in 2021 exceed the level of $ 43,25 per barrel.

Over the past year, the international reserves of the Russian Federation increased by 7,5 percent, amounting to $ 595,8 billion as of January 1, 2021. Thus, this figure came close to the peak of the reserves in 2008 - then they reached $ 598,1 billion.

Russian international reserves include highly liquid foreign assets held by the government and the Bank of the Russian Federation. These funds include special drawing rights, gold in coins, reserve positions in the International Monetary Fund, and foreign exchange. According to central banks, from December 2020 to February 2021, China is in first place in terms of international gold and foreign exchange reserves, Japan is in second place, Switzerland is in third, and Russia is fourth.
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  1. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) April 30 2021 11: 02
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    "gold in coins"
    Interestingly, whose coins were minted?
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) April 30 2021 11: 21
    -5
    Foreign assets? I wonder whose?
    1. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) April 30 2021 21: 05
      -3
      Sergey hello! Two colleagues disagree with our posts, it's a pity that they don't write what ...
      1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
        Sergey Latyshev (Serge) April 30 2021 21: 48
        -2
        There are many trolls, white, blue, and gold ...
        And you, I remember, asked the strange question more than once ...
        1. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) April 30 2021 22: 05
          -2
          Strange, will it share pictures?
          Well, what, an ordinary beggar foreigner ... sad
  3. General Black Offline General Black
    General Black (Gennady) 2 May 2021 07: 23
    +1
    And you, I remember, asked the strange question more than once ...

    And Sergey is great! On the way, Pyotr Vladimirovich tweaked his sideburns, which is just good.
    1. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 2 May 2021 18: 15
      0
      And thanks for that! And then, after all, non-brothers on our forum are like that, they cut soles on the go ... am
      1. General Black Offline General Black
        General Black (Gennady) 2 May 2021 18: 18
        +2
        Well, at least I shaved for free. In these turbulent times, this is a big plus.
        1. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 2 May 2021 18: 24
          0
          Yeah! Do you post from Kiev?
          1. General Black Offline General Black
            General Black (Gennady) 2 May 2021 20: 46
            0
            And then from Zhmerinka?
            1. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 2 May 2021 20: 50
              -2
              He wrote more than once, Moscow, Yasenevo.
              Well, the answer will be?
              1. General Black Offline General Black
                General Black (Gennady) 2 May 2021 20: 55
                0
                And here we are, what must we learn by heart your place of residence? So you unloaded Iranian pasta in Yasenevo? And then don't nukayte, haven't harnessed it yet. And I live in Severomorsk.
                1. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 4 May 2021 16: 57
                  0
                  No, dear anonymous, in Chertanovo. I have long been accustomed to the rudeness of foreigners on the forums, it turns out that we also have such, it's a pity ... sad
                  1. General Black Offline General Black
                    General Black (Gennady) 4 May 2021 17: 06
                    +1
                    What's in Chertanovo? Who is the foreigner? Why are you a freshly shaven gentleman harassing people? Why do you need their photographs? For what purpose are you moaning? In .... you climb without a hammer.
                    1. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 4 May 2021 17: 14
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                      A typical boorish foreign anonym, it seems, well-dated, ignored ... fellow
                      1. General Black Offline General Black
                        General Black (Gennady) 4 May 2021 17: 33
                        +1
                        You shouldn't be so good gentleman. In vain.
                      2. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 4 May 2021 18: 03
                        -1
                        Look PM