The American dollar continued its growth against the ruble. By 18:00 at the auctions of the Moscow stock exchange the American currency has risen in price to 40 rubles and 11 kopecks.
On October 6, the US currency set a historical record, exceeding 40 rubles per dollar, while the euro has not yet reached its historical maximum, which is 51 rubles, but has already come close to it.
Then, on Monday, taking a psychological mark, the dollar slightly rolled back in price. Analysts say that this was due to the fact that the Central Bank of Russia began to massively sell dollars, wishing to halt the decline in the exchange rate of the national currency.
The ruble falls due to sanctions and the war in UkraineInitially, the ruble fell markedly in price after the Federation Council authorized the entry of Russian troops into the territory of Ukraine. It happened on March 1. At that time, in the Crimea, some armed units had already emerged that were quickly nicknamed "green men." The postfactum was confirmed to be Russian soldiers.The threat of military aggression of Russia in relation to Ukraine overwhelmed the market.
By September 2, the dollar passed over the mark of 37 rubles and within a month rose to almost 40 rubles.
Arrest Yevtushenkov provoked a sharp drop in the rubleOn September 16, Vladimir Evtushenkov, the owner of AFK Sistema, was placed under house arrest. He was accused of involvement in the legalization of shares of Bashneft, illegally privatized by the son of the former head of Bashkiria, Ural Rakhimov. The head of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs named Alexander Shokhin to compare this matter with what happened to Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s Yukos company.
In addition, the depreciation of the Russian currency spurs the decline in oil prices, which began in recent days.