International reserves of Russia grew by 2.4 billion, reaching $ 489.5 billion, according to the Bank of Russia.
A week earlier, they reached $ 487.1 billion
International reserves are foreign currency, monetary gold, special drawing rights (SDRs, special drawing rights, the estimated monetary unit used by the International Monetary Fund, IMF) and a number of other assets. They are at the disposal of the government and the Central Bank.
During the crisis in 2014, the volume of reserves declined sharply, falling from $ 510.5 billion on January 1, 2014 to $ 385.46 billion on December 31, 2014. In 2015, the decline continued, on January 1, 2016, the volume of reserves dropped to $ 368 billion
The international reserves reached their maximum value in August 2008, when they amounted to $ 598 billion, but during the crisis of 2008–2009. figure fell to $ 376 billion.
Earlier it became known that the volume of the National Wealth Fund (NWF) amounted to 3 trillion 828.249 billion rubles by April 1. ($ 59.138 billion). By March 1, the volume of the National Welfare Fund was 3 trillion 887.884 billion rubles. ($ 59.125 billion). Thus, the volume of the National Welfare Fund decreased in March by 59.636 billion rubles.
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