On May 7, 2003 the Russian Finance Ministry will carry out an auction on placing documentary state short-term bonds of the 21169 issue with centralized storing totaling 5bn rubles ($160.77m), the ministry's department for relations with state and public organizations has reported.
A bond's par value is 1,000 rubles ($32.15). Potential holders are residents and non-residents. The placement of bonds of the N21169RMFS issue is carried out by the Central Bank at an auction.
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