As of 3:05 pm Moscow time the dollar exchange rate was down by 2.86% at 58.95 rubles.
The euro fell below 59 rubles on Thursday on the Moscow Exchange for the first time since August 19.
Russian exports and imports are partially calculated in dollars so far, though “there is a fading trend,” Shvetsov noted.
Russia’s stock market went up at the beginning of the main session on Moscow Exchange on Thursday.
The dollar exchange rate against the ruble lost 49 kopecks to 60.2 rubles compared with the previous closing as Thursday trading opened on Moscow Exchange.
Yen falls below 145 to the USD after BoJ kept ultra-low rates unchanged
Russian stock indices continued to decline on Wednesday in the light of a rich news background related to geopolitics.
The Russian stock market slowed down the decline after the main stock indices fell at the beginning of the main session on Wednesday.
The Russian stock market at the beginning of the main session on Wednesday showed a significant decline of the leading indices.
The Russian stock market on Tuesday showed a sharp fall amid the news background and a decline in oil prices.