The difference between the dollar exchange rates of January 9 and May 19, 2003 amounted to 0.99RUR/USD (31.88 RUR/USD and 30.89 RUR/USD respectively). The Russian national currency has strengthened by almost RUR1 against the dollar. Such a rapid growth of the ruble resembles the situation with the currency exchange rates in 1995.
Although today's dollar exchange rate drop against the ruble was a bit more than 3 percent, these figures cause uneasy feelings amid the rapid inflation and the lack of efficient financial and economic government strategies.
After it turned out that Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov included the Fonbet betting company in the list of backbone enterprises that can count on state support, everyone started talking about these bookmakers.