Putin pledges full convertibility for rouble

President Vladimir Putin refused to predict further changes in the dollar rate, at a meeting with university students on Friday 27 February, but he did promise to make all efforts to strengthen the rouble.

He said that even top experts of the U.S. Federal Reserve System would not commit themselves to precise assessment of the dollar rate.

At the same time, he cited analysts who think that the United States takes a selfish position by deliberately decreasing the dollar rate. "There are prognoses

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