Working group meets on Russia, Belarus currency

Russia's president Putin met his finance minister on Monday 9 June to discuss the introduction from 2005 of the Russian rouble to Belarus as a single payment unit.

Source: Pravda

President Putin met Monday with Vice-Premier, Finance Minister Alexey Kudrin to listen to his report on the Minsk session of a working group, attended by Kudrin's Belarussian counterpart and the two countries' central bank chairmen. High on the agenda in Minsk was an agreement to introduce from January 1, 2005 the Russ