Belarusia gets currency union proposal from Russia

BELARUSIAN - The National Bank of Belarus has received proposals from the Russian government and the Central Bank of Russia for an accelerated introduction of the Russian rouble as the single currency of the Belarusian-Russian union state, the National Bank press secretary, Mikhail Zhuravovich said, reports Belapan News Agency.

Russia suggests bringing forward the date of introducing the common currency from 1 January 2005 as specified in an earlier agreement to 1 January 2004.

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