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.
Following Lithuania, Norway has joined the anti-Russian frenzy as well and declared a blockade against the Russian town of Barentsburg. However, Norway has not taken into account the fact that Svalbard is not its original territory