Ruble union plagued by further setbacks

Observers say that the much discussed currency union between Russia and Belarus is likely to fail altogether because it would require the Belarussian strongman to relinquish some of his power. "The delay is an entirely domestic issue," said Sergei Dubkov, an assistant to the board chairperson of the Belarussian Central Bank.


Officially, Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko's last-minute decision earlier this month to delay the introduction of the Russian ruble in busines

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