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Volgograd terrorist attacks blast Russian ruble

Published time: December 30, 2013 09:24
Edited time: December 30, 2013 09:56
RIA Novosti / Vitaliy Ankov

RIA Novosti / Vitaliy Ankov

The ruble slipped against the dollar–euro currency basket on Monday as traders reacted to the terrorist bombing in Volgograd.

The dollar and the euro edged higher on the Moscow exchange. In the first ETC [Exchange Traded Certificates] deals on Monday the US dollar traded 16-17 kopecks higher than in the previous session – at 32.75 rubles. The euro was 32 kopecks more expensive, being traded at 45.17 rubles. The cost of the bi-currency basket went up by 23 kopecks, standing at 38.34 rubles.

Interfax experts say that the rise of the dollar and the euro may be connected with investor negativity caused by the Volgograd bombings.

At least 13 people have been killed in trolley bus blast in Volgograd on Monday, only a day after a suicide bomb ripped through the city's railway station, killing 17.

Follow LIVE UPDATES for Volgograd bus bombing here.

The site of an explosion on a trolleybus near Kachinsky Market in Volgograd. (RIA Novosti / Kirill Braga)

Comments (2)


Enrique 31.12.2013 01:35

That is what was done in Spain after Terrorist attacks from ETA, with demonstrations in many Spanish cities, including a large one in the capital Madrid, to show that the Government will not cede and have the support of the People in its fight against Terror. And to support Peaceful solutions. The result was good because terrorist lost support year by year. Most citizens, even in Chechenya, want Peace and peaceful solutions and reject more violence and suffering. They have to think about jobs, education, sports...not about suffering and crime.


Enrique 31.12.2013 01:30

In Spain large demonstrations were organized after terrorist attacks, supporting Peace and Solidarity with the victims, and rejecting Terrorism.

Peaceful demonstrations in Russian cities (Moscow, Grozny, Vladivostok, St. Petersburg, Kazan...) to show solidarity with the victims and rejection of terrorism, would be great.

It would be nice if the MP Kadyrov organizes a large and peaceful demonstration in Grozny showing the rejection of Terrorism by most citizens from Chechnya, their Solidarity with the victims of the attack, and their support to peaceful solutions.

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