The weighted average dollar exchange rate hit RUR 31.86 at early morning trade today, which was RUR 0.01 more compared to the previous closing, experts from domestic commercial banks noted in an interview with RBC. They specified that even the low on dollars was at RUR 31.86.
Currency analysts stressed that the weakening of the ruble rate was observed amid high activity of traders at today's unified trading session, and a high trade volume testified to it. It exceeded $80m ten minutes after the opening today.
Russian President Vladimir Putin got the West worried again by signing Decree No. 915. The news did not produce any public effect in Russia