MOSCOW, 11 Mar – RIA Novosti. Russia is gradually moving away from dependence on the dollar, increasing the transition to national currencies in bilateral trade and economic relations with many countries, including within the EAEU, State Duma Chairman Viacheslav Volodin told reporters. The EAEU, our settlements in national currencies have grown to 74%. We are systematically increasing trade in national currencies with China and Turkey, “Volodin said.
The speaker of the chamber also recalled that at the end of February, Russia changed the currency structure of the National Wealth Fund, including the Japanese yen and the Chinese yuan with shares of 5% and 15%, respectively. At the same time, he stressed, the share of US dollars and euros was reduced from 45% to 35%, the share of the pound sterling remained at 10%.