The youngest Minister compared the ruble with Brezhnev

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Maxim Crescente: Alexander Miridonov / Kommersant

The head of the Ministry Maxim Oreshkin said on the question of journalists about the course of the ruble anecdote about the former General Secretary of the CPSU Leonid Brezhnev, RBC.

According to the Minister, the ruble is quite stable against the background of the problems of the currencies of other developing countries. “You know, like that joke, when Brezhnev runs the cross, and talking about the fact that his opponent came second from the end (they both run), and Brezhnev took the prize. Similarly here, in terms of the ruble: [say] the fifth since the end of the six currencies [developing countries],” he joked..

He urged not to classify the Russian currency to the weak and assured that the long-term reasons for a significant weakening of the ruble no. According to Oreshkin, the Turkish Lira, Argentine peso, South African Rand, Brazilian real and Indian rupee, things got much worse.

On 5 September it was reported that the Ministry has adjusted its forecast for the ruble. In 2018 the average level will stay in the area 61.7 rubles to the dollar (compared to 60.8 in the previous forecast), in 2019 at the level of 63.9 ruble (against 63.2 per).

July 21, Maxim Oreshkin turned 36 years old. Since his appointment as economic development Minister in 2016, he remains the youngest Minister in the Russian government.

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