The reforms of the Russian banking sector are "not the most liberal and are progressing at not the highest speed", Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov announced at a government meeting today. He added however that positive tendencies in other sectors of the Russian economy and an increase in Russia's credit rating would allow attracting foreign investments in the banking sector as well. The policymaker is of the opinion that capitalization of this particular sector is growing at a slow pace. According to his forecasts, foreign capital would come to the Russian banking sector before long, and "Russian banks are fully aware of it".
The Bulgarian authorities made a stupid and absurd decision when they did not let a government flight with official representative of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Maria Zakharova on board fly to North Macedonia