Putin speaks of Russia's 'considerable' reserves

Asked at a news conference whether he preferred the dollar or the euro Russian President Vladimir Putin said his favourite was "the rouble". He also spoke of the considerable increase in reserves held by the central bank of Russia.

Source: Interfax news agency

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he prefers the Russian rouble to all currencies.

Putin said this at a news conference following the Russia-EU summit in St Petersburg on Saturday [31 May]. When asked what currency he prefers, the doll