Russia’s currency- and gold reserves up 0.9 billion USD last week to 493.4 billion

The External and Public Relations Department of the Bank of Russia informed on Thursday that the country’s international currency and gold reserves are up 0.9 billion USD or app. 0.2 percent since 14 February to a volume of 493.4 billion USD as of 21 February 2014.

Since 3 January 2014 the reserves are down 17.1 billion USD.

The reserves have been on 478.7 billion at 1 January 2008, 427.1 billion 1 January 2009, 440,6 billion USD January 2010, 479.4 billion USD at 1 January 2011, 497,4 billion USD on 1 January 2012, 537.1 billion USD in the beginning of 2013 and 510.5 billion USD  They reached their highest volume with 598,1 billion USD at 8 august 2008 before the conflict with Georgia about South-Ossetia in the beginning of August 2008. They were on lowest at 2 April 1999 with 10.7 billion USD.