Russia and Belarus ready for single currency

The central banks of Belarus and Russia will be ready for the planned introduction of a single currency in 2008, Russia's central bank chief Sergey Ignatyev said in Belarus on Thursday 6 July.

"We will be ready in technical terms for this," he said.

"The main thing is to make sure a decision on this is adopted as a law eight months before that date, so that we could deliver Russian banknotes as the sole legal tender to Belarus," he added.

"In principle, we harmonized all documents and agreements

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